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A city in NW Russia, on the Volkhov River at the northern tip of Lake Ilmen, which is Russia's oldest city; it was settled by the Varangian chief Rurik in 862 and ruled by Alexander Nevsky between 1238 and 1263, when it was an important centre of medieval eastern Europe.

Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500) — Archaeology.


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