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    KREMLIN (4) - THE MONUMENT TO THE MILLENIUM OF RUS

    by Lalique Written Oct 10, 2002

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    The Monument to the Millennium of Russia, standing at the centre of the Detinets, was unveiled on September 8, 1862. It is the work of Mikhail Mikeshin, an eminent Russian sculptor active in the second half of the 19th century.
    The kneeling figure in the upper tier of the monument personifies Russia. Below, around the sphere, there are six groups symbolizing different periods of Russian history up to the first quarter of the 18th century. Represented, among others, are Prince Rurik who, according to legend, was invited in 862 to rule Novgorodian lands; Princes Vladimir, Dmitry Donskoi, Tsars Ivan III and Peter I. The high-relief frieze in the lower tier of the memorial depicts military heroes, statesmen, educators, poets, writers and artists - 109 figures altogether. Here one can see the chronicler Nestor, Princes Yaroslav the Wise and Alexander the Nevsky, the Ukrainian hetman Bogdan Khmelnitsky, the founder of the Russian theatre Volkov, the satirical writer Fonvizin, the composer Glinka, the poets Derzhavin, Zhukovsky, Pushkin, Lermontov, the historian Karamzin, and the artist Karl Briullov. The height of the monument is 15.7 m, the weight of cast bronze is 65.5 tons.
    During the World War II , the Nazis dismantled the monument and prepared it for transportation to Germany. Luckily, they never succeeded to accomplish this plan. After Novgorod's liberation, the monument was restored and in November 1944 once again unveiled to the public.

    Directions: on Kremlin territory

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    KREMLIN (3) - Magdeburg Gates of St. Sophia

    by Lalique Written Oct 10, 2002

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    The cathedral has three entrances - the southern, western and northern, of which the western was the main one intended for ceremonial processions. A gate standing at the entrance is known as the Sigtuna Gate (mid-12th century); according to legend, it was brought from the Swedish town of Sigtuna in 1187. The second name of the gate derives from the town of Magdeburg, where it was made. The two leaves are decorated with biblical and evangelical scenes in cast bronze relief. In the lower left corner there are portraits of the craftsmen who created this superb specimen of medieval Western European bronze-work. An inscription in Latin gives their names, Riquin and Weissmut. The small central figure - judging from an inscription in Slavonic - is a representation of the Russian master craftsman Avraam, who assembled the gate.

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    KREMLIN

    by Lalique Written Oct 10, 2002

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    The focal point of the city is the Detinets, or the Kremlin. It was mentioned first in the chronicles in the entry for 1044. In that year, ramparts with traditional wooden framework constructions were built on the site of an older fortification. The first stone structures appeared in 1302. According to Novgorodian chronicles, the towers and walls of the citadel underwent repeated repairs, and in 1484-90, during the all-round renovation of the fortress they were replaced with brick ones, erected in keeping with the traditions of Moscow architecture.

    The present-day Kremlin stems largely from the 15th century, for several alterations made in the 16th and 17th centuries were minor and did not affect its appearance. The total length of the walls is 1,385 metres, they are 3.3 metres thick and 10.9 metres high. The area of the citadel is 12.1 hectares.

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    Vitoslavlitsy Open-Air Museum

    by yumyum Written Sep 29, 2002

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    Close to the Yuryev Monastry there is this open air museum. You can go into the wooden houses and churches which have been brought here from all over the place. The houses are furnished with all kind of things and people working there, wear traditional clothes. The is also a café and a souvenir shop.

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    Yuryev Monastry

    by yumyum Updated Sep 29, 2002

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    There is a couple of churches to be seen. One is full of golden paintings but they are not very old.

    Don't wear shorts because they won't let you in!! They do have a wrap around cloth that they lend you though if you can make yourself understood.

    Directions: Outside Novgorod on Lake Ilmen.

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    The Gate-Tower

    by fachd Written Jul 25, 2012

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    The Gate-Tower of the Gostiny dvor at Yaroslav Court was constructed at the 15th century. Gostiny dvor is a historic Russian term for indoor market (Wiki).

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    The Belfry of St Sophia

    by fachd Written Jul 25, 2012

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    The Belfry of St Sophia is a monument of the 15th-17th centuries with five tiered tower rises above the Kremlin walls, on the ground displaying the heavy duty bells.

    The Belfry of St Sophia is on the left
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    Kreml

    by aroundtheglobe Written Jul 2, 2005

    The Kreml is situated next to the shore of the river. It's a large fortress. It's possible to climb up on one of the towers. From there you've got a great view over the whole city

    Directions: from the railwaystation head strait along the main street until you reach the riverside

    view from the kreml tower

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    Bell-Tower inside the Kremlin

    by johnsakura Written Mar 12, 2005

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    A pillar-like Bell-Tower dated back from the 17th century was decorated in Moscow style with a pyramid of kokoshniks.

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    Bells

    by ania70pl Updated Oct 11, 2003

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    The bells which you can see on the pic couldn't be put on the Belfry of St.Sophia because they were too heavy.

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