Novgorod Kremlin, Russia

Veliky Novgorod: The Birthplace of Russia

Veliky Novgorod (Novgorod the Great) touts itself as the birthplace of Russia and oldest city in the country, as well the cradle of Russian democracy and the medieval center of trade and crafts. For a town of over two hundred thousand people, it feels incredibly small. I arrived on a bus from St. Petersburg near …

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