Novgorod

[ nov-guh-rod; Russian nawv-guh-ruht ]
/ ˈnɒv gəˌrɒd; Russian ˈnɔv gə rət /

noun

a city in the Russian Federation in Europe, SE of St. Petersburg: a former capital of Russia.

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Novgorod
/ (Russian ˈnɔvɡərət) /

noun

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)
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