Novgorod: Russia’s Oldest City

20 Oct

Founded in 859 Novgorod (don’t confuse with Nizhniy Novgorod) is considered to be one of Russia’s oldest cities and the cradle of its statehood.

Панорама - на обложку

A small provincial town today, Novgorod once used to be the centre of the vast Novgorod Republic and an influential member of the Hanseatic League, the medieval commercial union of the Baltic region.

Ярославово дворище

Every corner of the city reminds of those glorious times.

Николо-Вяжищский монастырь. Перед грозой

The old Kremlin dominates the landscape as 600 years ago.


The Cathedral of St. Sophia surrounded by the Kremlin walls was among the first Russian churches following the region’s christianization in the 11th century.

Софийский Собор

A famous bronze monument The Millennium of Russia next to the St. Sophia Cathedral represents 129 statues of the most prominent Russian people.

Тысячелетие России

Novgorod is located on the banks of the Volkhov River with a few picturesque bridges over it.


Зимняя панорама

Панорама города

Find more in Novgorod official tourist guide.

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One Response to “Novgorod: Russia’s Oldest City”

  1. jeppe&katja October 20, 2013 at 2:22 PM #

    Novgorod is beautiful city with interesting history, very proud to have grown up there…

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