Yaroslav's Court

In the south district was the princely court, also known as Yaroslav's Court, from the name of Yaroslav the Wise who ruled Novgorod for a number of years in the early 11th century before his accession to the Kevin throne. Here, by the Cathedral of St Nicholas, the Novgorodian Veche held its meetings. It decided the issues of war and peace, invited and expelled the prince, elected candidates for administrative and military offices, concluded treaties with other principalities, proclaimed laws, and so on.