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... entrance, the Gate Church of St John the Baptist. It was built in the 1600's by the Stoganov family. Across from the sacred well is the tomb of Boris Godunov and his family.
In addition to the 13 churches, there is a school for monks and icon painters, and several buildings where the monks live. Over 200 monks live on the premises.
It is a cold rainy day, so we quit early and came back to get organized for our train trip that starts tomorrow.
... from its residents. If you ignore the odd car or so, you'd really feel like you've stepped back in time, or even been dropped onto a movie set.
While on my walk around the Kremlin, I heard faint strains of music and climb atop a small hill to find an older man playing the accordion by the side of row. The music was very fitting to my location, and perhaps the first sample of traditional Russian music we've heard on this trip. We'd ...
... preserve them. Some date back to the 1500s. The big churches are stunning, especially given not a single nail was used in their construction. Just carefully shaped logs. The buildings are set within a beautiful wooded setting. But I have to admit that after a while, I found myself getting a bit bored. I stopped at the cafe for lunch, had a bliny with honey and some red Russia tea (I think). Disappointing fare. It seems to be bloody hard to get good food ...
... town it replaced is still a point of conjecture in archaeological circles. It is thought that there was a trading centre of pre-slavic tribes who invited the Varangians to rule over them (or at least that's what the Varangians writing the histories say) in the 9th century. This led to the founding of Russia itself.
Novgorod was different from most towns in old Rus in that it was largely ruled by a democratic body called the ...
... didn't show up, panic ensued. I called another one of my advisors and told him what was going on and luckily I was right by a bus route that could take me to the cathedral in time to make the 8:00 meeting time. We were then delayed an hour due to the fact that the advisor I was suppose to take a cab with still hadn't arrived (we would learn her alarm had not gone off). After the delay we were off!
We made fairly ...
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