Historic attractions / Sightseeing
Big and little churches, stone and wood churches grace the Novgorod area. They
have been, practically since Novgorod beginning, the heart of old streets, the
anchor of social life, a source of spirit. Everywhere you look in Novgorod you
will see a church, the pride and The Cultural Heritage of The Novgorodian Land.
Avanguardian architecture of regional drama theatre has something in common with
Novgorodian traditions of Russian architecture.
Staraya Russa is the third major town in Novgorod region. As early as
11 century Staraya Russa was considered to be a follow-town of Novgorod the
Great in politics and trade, being a large village surrounded by a rampart and
Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky
The great writer F.M.Dostoevsky lived in the towwn for a long periods in his
last years of life. It was here that he wrote the greate part of the novel
The Karamazov Brothers.Some of Dostoevsky's impressions of Staraya Russa
were reproduced in his description of Skotoprigonyevsk, the town where the scene
of the novel is laid out.
The memorial house of F.M.Dostoevsky