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Veliky Novgorod

Discover the ‘Birthplace of Russia' in Veliky Novgorod. This attractive city is a popular tourist destination, with an enormous significance to Russian history.

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Explore this popular tourist destination on the Volkhov River. Veliky Novgorod is known as the ‘Birthplace of Russia,' and a visit to Rurik's Gorodishche will teach you how Prince Rurik proclaimed the modern Russian state, the start of a dynasty that would rule for more than 750 years. The 10th century Cathedral of St Sophia is the oldest church in Russia, and Dostoevsky's hometown lies nearby.


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Studencheskaya St.2 1.0 miles/1.61 kilometers from downtown
Park Inn by Radisson, Veliky Novgorod - Patio
Stay at the Park Inn by Radisson Veliky Novgorod for excellent accommodation on the Volkhov River.
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