Park Inn Veliky Novgorod
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On a rather bleak morning we met our local guide to go into the Kremlin the high of which is St Sophia Cathedral. This cathedral is the oldest in Russia and is seem as direct link with the great cathedral of Holy Wisdom in Constantinople. St Sophia in Kiev (which I'll see later on the trip) is a few years older and therein lies a tale about the historical links between Novgorod and Kiev and the significance of both cities in the history of the Rus people who became ...
... walked for about 15 minutes to our hotel. I was struck how the apartments, shops on the street front, the strip of green with trees down the middle was similar to streets I had seen in Ulan Bataar in Mongolia. Bata, a Mongolian herself, responded yes this could be any street in any soviet city the length of the trans-Siberian railway. The hotel is both grand and tired, a mixture of marble and plywood. It is clean ...
... of the history of Russia dating back to the 10th C. There are a cluster of 7 churches around the old market place. In the Middle Ages the merchants were not allowed to build with stone as this was reserved only for churches, and thus their wooden warehouses burnt down every couple of years. They improvised and built big churches, where most of the building was actually the warehouse and only a small section was used for worship. ...
... Still felt bored so I decided to head back to town. Back in town I grabbed what turned out to be the worst coffee ever and the plainest, least chocolatey chocolate cake ever. Bad run of food continues! Still had some time to kill so I went and sat in the Kremlin and wrote some postcards. There was ************e around so it was quite relaxing. After posting them off at the post office across the river, I went to check out a very old church on that ...
... body initially could be joined by any male citizen and meetings called by any of them too. The prince (knyaz) was increasingly restricted in what he could and couldn't do. Numerous time the veche threw out the ruling prince and asked someone else to rule instead. Only in Pskov was this system mirrored. The meetings of the veche often grew heated and fights would break out between the different factions.
I won't bore you all too ...