Though a young city, Volgodonsk has its own face with new and old traditions brought in by people from neighbouring homesteads and stanitsas (villages). The City is gradually evolving as a center of business and a social cultural center for the Region.
Close attention is paid to children of the community, their upbringing and education. It would be in no way an exaggeration to say - Volgodonsk is a city of brilliantly talented and gifted people. Donchanka - ladies' and a field hockey team are well known throughout the country.
Volgodonsk yachtsmen invariably win many prestigious races. There are two stadiums and 35 gymnasiums, two swimming pools, chess, yacht and flying clubs, a gymkhana for motorsports at sportsmen and sport amateurs' disposal.
Students of the Volgodonsk School System can choose an educational institution to their liking and abilities. General education institutions include gymnasiums, lyceums, and colleges. There are also private schools such as Univerpolls. Higher education is available at the branch of Novocherkassky Technical University, a medical school and a college of education. Every year 2000 specialists with secondary professional, special or higher education graduate from local institutions.
To revive the Cossack traditions a cossack cadetcollege was established, one of the first in the Don Cossack Territory Cossack Cadet College was opened.
The City has a theatre, several theatrical studios, two community centres, a museum of local lore, musical, art and theatrical schools, three cinemas. G. Likhovid and A. Neumyvakin - artists well known far beyond the limits of Russia - live in Volgodonsk.
Medical institutions of Volgodonsk policlinics, dispensaries, general hospitals, a centre for obstetrics and gynecology, mental health and rehabilitation centres for disabled children, preyentoriums render all kinds of specialized medical aid to the City residents, including modern methods of diagnostics and treatment.
There are 225 shops and stalls, 6 restaurants, over 20 cafes and bars, 16 service centers, a casino that cater to residents and visitors of the City.
The beauty of the Don scenery and favourable climate in the vicinity of the Don and the Tsymlyanskoye Reservoir makes our City attractive to tourists. Along the banks of the Don and the shore of the Tsymlyanskoye man-made sea a clean air, water, and land sanitation zone has been created for holiday homes, childrens' summer camps, sanatoriums, and resorts.
Shooting and fishing preserves are additional rich resources of the Don Territory.