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Veliky Novgorod (Великий Новгород)

One of the most important historic cities in western Russia, Veliky Novgorod - literally 'Great New City' - dates from at least the mid-9th century, before the days of Kievan Rus. Never conquered by the Mongols, the medieval city survived as a republic until being gradually surpassed in power and eventually incorporated by Moscow. Heavily battered in World War II, its historic monuments were given major attention in post-war restoration projects and today are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Sofiyskaya Ploshchad
Sofiyskaya Ploshchad
Government building on Sofiyskaya pl.
Government building on Sofiyskaya pl.
Statue of Lenin, Sofiyskaya pl.
Statue of Lenin, Sofiyskaya pl.
Rather worn Socialist-Realist motif
Rather worn Socialist-Realist motif
View towards the square from the kremlin entrance
View towards the square from the kremlin entrance
Chrysostom Tower of the kremlin
Chrysostom Tower of the kremlin
Monument to the Millennium of Russia
Monument to the Millennium of Russia
Millennium Monument on its square
Millennium Monument on its square
St. Sophia's Cathedral (under restoration)
St. Sophia's Cathedral (under restoration)
Scaffold-less flank of the cathedral
Scaffold-less flank of the cathedral
Bell tower beyond St. Sophia's
Bell tower beyond St. Sophia's
Back of St. Sophia's Cathedral
Back of St. Sophia's Cathedral
Right door of the Sigtuna Gate, St. Sophia's
Right door of the Sigtuna Gate, St. Sophia's
Bronze relief detail on the gate
Bronze relief detail on the gate
Bell tower and former monastic dwelling
Bell tower and former monastic dwelling
Frontal view of St. Sophia's Cathedral
Frontal view of St. Sophia's Cathedral
Path leading to rounded turret and storage shed
Path leading to rounded turret and storage shed
Domes of St. Sophia's
Domes of St. Sophia's
World War II memorial in the kremlin
World War II memorial in the kremlin
Flowers laid at the memorial
Flowers laid at the memorial
Front of the memorial
Front of the memorial
Prince's Tower and Kukui Tower
Prince's Tower and Kukui Tower
Path leading past the Court Tower
Path leading past the Court Tower
Church of St. Andrew Stratelates
Church of St. Andrew Stratelates
Old bells beneath the belfry
Old bells beneath the belfry
Belfry of St. Sophia
Belfry of St. Sophia
Beach on the banks of the Volkhov River
Beach on the banks of the Volkhov River
Yaroslav's Court
Yaroslav's Court
Boats on the Volkhov with the kremlin
Boats on the Volkhov with the kremlin
Church of St Procopius, Yaroslav's Court
Church of St Procopius, Yaroslav's Court
Church of St Paraskeva Piatnitsa
Church of St Paraskeva Piatnitsa
Church of the Holy Women, Yaroslav's Court
Church of the Holy Women, Yaroslav's Court
Cathedral of St Nicholas, Yaroslav's Court
Cathedral of St Nicholas, Yaroslav's Court
War memorial obelisk with Gostiny Dvor
War memorial obelisk with Gostiny Dvor
Plaque at the base of the obelisk
Plaque at the base of the obelisk
Gostiny Dvor arcade and kremlin beyond
Gostiny Dvor arcade and kremlin beyond
Tourist boat passing the kremlin
Tourist boat passing the kremlin
Gostiny Dvor
Gostiny Dvor
St. Sophia's Belfry & Cathedral peeking out
St. Sophia's Belfry & Cathedral peeking out
Small boat speeding past the kremlin
Small boat speeding past the kremlin
View along the Gostiny Dvor arcade
View along the Gostiny Dvor arcade
Church of St John the Baptist-on-Opoki
Church of St John the Baptist-on-Opoki
Remnant of old Novgorod
Remnant of old Novgorod
Church of St. Apostle Philip and St. Nicholas
Church of St. Apostle Philip and St. Nicholas
Our Lady of the Sign Cathedral
Our Lady of the Sign Cathedral
Church of the Transfiguration on Ilina
Church of the Transfiguration on Ilina
Frontal view of Our Lady of the Sign Cathedral
Frontal view of Our Lady of the Sign Cathedral
Small stretch of historic Novgorod
Small stretch of historic Novgorod
Church of St. Theodore Stratilates
Church of St. Theodore Stratilates
Trinity Church
Trinity Church
Church of St. Peter & St. Paul
Church of St. Peter & St. Paul
Zverin Monastery
Zverin Monastery
Kremlin viewed from Alexandra Nevskovo Bridge
Kremlin viewed from Alexandra Nevskovo Bridge
Bell tower of Yuriev (St. George's) Monastery
Bell tower of Yuriev (St. George's) Monastery
St. George's Monastery
St. George's Monastery
Old windmill near the monastery
Old windmill near the monastery
Bell tower looming over the entrance
Bell tower looming over the entrance
Church of the Exhaltation of the Cross
Church of the Exhaltation of the Cross
Path to St. George's Cathedral in the monastery
Path to St. George's Cathedral in the monastery
Monks' quarters lining the monastery wall
Monks' quarters lining the monastery wall