Staraya Ladoga played an important role in uniting the lands of the Northern and Southern Rus.
There's so much to see in this place of ancient history. Each building is witness to centuries of change; from the times of pagan worship to dramatic naval battles and the marital whims of Peter the Great. Now, as the 21st century hits the town, more and more people (including Putin!) want to visit a place where you can touch history and legend.
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This museum was founded on 15th July 1971 and has, since then, been a storehouse for the objects that have been found on the yearly summer archaeological …
This monastery was built around the church of Nikolay the Miracle Worker, which was built at the end of the 12th century and restored to its current state in …