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The Episcopal Chamber (Chamber of Facets) is an architectural monument of the 15th century located in the territory of the ancient fortress (Kremlin) in Veliky Novgorod.

This is one of the oldest surviving civic buildings in Russia included in the UNESCO World Heritage list, along with other historical buildings of Novgorod the Great.

Chamber of Facets, Veliky Novgorod Kremlin, Russia, photo 1

unique jewelry exhibition


Veliky Novgorod is a city located in the northwest of Russia, the administrative center of Novgorod Oblast. It is one of the oldest and most famous cities of Russia which celebrated its 1150th anniversary in 2009.

Veliky Novgorod preserved a lot of unique monuments of ancient Russian architecture of the pre-Mongol period. It is the only ancient Russian city that avoided decay in the 11th-12th centuries. Let’s look at some of them. Photo by: deni spiri.

Veliky Novgorod Kremlin

Ancient monuments in Veliky Novgorod, Russia, photo 1

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Ancient kremlin of Velikiy Novgorod

A lot of monuments of ancient architecture were preserved in Velikiy Novgorod. The oldest of them is St. Sophia Cathedral, which construction started in 1045.

The cathedral is located inside the Kremlin – the historic center of the city (the present day walls were erected in the 15th century). The photos were captured by Petr Ushanov.

Velikiy Novgorod, Russia kremlin view 1



People all over the world know that the streets of Russian cities are often visited by the bears from the surrounding forests so here is another documented fact. The following scenery was captured by Polina Dorofeeva in the city of Velikiy Novgorod. Be careful visiting Russian cities :)

Velikiy Novgorod city, Russia sitting bear view