[nov-guh-rod; Russian nawv-guh-ruh t]
- a city in the Russian Federation in Europe, SE of St. Petersburg: a former capital of Russia.
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They are distinguished also by Antony of Novgorod in 1200, Itin.Byzantine Churches in Constantinople
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Novgorod was a town, large for that time, which carried on a brisk trade with Asia.
Iaroslaf renounced Novgorod and released the citizens arrested by him.
It was he who ruined Kief, and the fall of that city foretold the doom of Novgorod.
- a city in NW Russia, on the Volkhov River; became a principality in 862 under Rurik, an event regarded as the founding of the Russian state; a major trading centre in the Middle Ages; destroyed by Ivan the Terrible in 1570. Pop: 215 000 (2005 est)