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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  • Pámjatnik "Millenium of Russia" was erected in 1862 year in honor of the Millennium, the legendary invocation of Varangians to Russia. It depicts the entire history of Russia from the beginnings of statehood formation until the mid-19th century. The entire Monument contains 128 shapes. Among them are the State, Church and historical figures in Russia. They can be seen and guess indefinitely, but better together with a guide. We were delighted with how much meaning can be attached and tell using a single monument.
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  • The most famous place in Velikiy Novgorod, with a textbook on the history of) mandatory place to visit! That would take a picture, you have to wait)
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  • This monument depicts the entire history of Russia from the beginnings of statehood formation until the mid 19 century. Can be studied independently, but better.
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