Millennium of Russia, Veliky Novgorod

Take in the intricate details of what's widely considered the starting point of Russian history at Millennium of Russia, a bronze monument honoring the millenium of Rurik's arrival in Novgorod. A competition to design the monument was held in 1859, and the winning artist, Mikhail Mikeshin, designed a 15 m (49 ft) bell topped by a cross symbolizing the tsar's power. Numerous tiers of sculptures surround the bell, representing Russian monarchs, artists, generals, and other historic figures like Lomonosov, Gogol, and Brullov. Leading Russian sculptors, including Ivan Schroeder and Alexander Opekushinhe, created the 129 individual statues. Note the kneeling figure in the upper tier, symbolizing the country, and the lower tier with six groups representating different periods of the nation's history through the start of the 18th century. During World War II, the Nazis dismantled the monument and prepared to transport it to Germany, but never succeeded in doing so, and the monument was restored and unveiled again. You won't find too many English explanations posted, so hire one of the local guides, typically available in close proximity to the monument, to explain its rich history. Make Millennium of Russia part of your personalized Veliky Novgorod itinerary using our Veliky Novgorod online trip maker .
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  • Love this city, for me it is like getting into a fairy tale, Yes, the locals can see any disadvantages, but I am fascinated by this city. A few years ago were in October, lucky with the weather, it was warm and sunny, lived in the hotel Voyage (now Hansa), a small cosy hotel building, which was preserved wing railroad Palace of Catherine the second. The last time you visited the city in January 2015 onwards, friendly staff of Volkhov. Staff in hotels, preventive, non are clean and comfortable. In the Volkhov Hotel-delicious, hearty breakfasts, wonderful little Museum-shop on 3 floor with modern art, free parking. The city fascinates with its architecture, its originality and great history, you feel Sadko the Ilmen Lake. Highly recommend, Novgorod Kremlin, St .Sophia's Cathedral, monument to the 1000 anniversary of Rus Yaroslav the compound with an interactive museum, monasteries. Vitoslavlicy, you can visit the museum village with wooden buildings, collected from across the Novgorod region, there is also a Manor of A.a. Orlova-daughter a. Orlov, Catherine the second. During the summer you can take a ride on a boat on the river. Very interesting and beautiful. Monument to gorgeous, very skillfully executed, many us so badly taught in school history of the motherland that this monument can serve as a first step to better understand our history.
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  • Remarkable metal sculpture of the various people who impacted the history of Russia. Well worth visiting Novgorod.  more »
  • The monument is located in the heart of the Kremlin, the Detinets and unusually good. Each figure with meaning, in its place. Were in good weather, got an unusual pleasure!
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