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a walk to the novgorod In 862 citizens of Novgorod called for reign the Varangian Prince Rurik. This date is considered to be the foundation of the Russian state, and the monument to the Millennium of Russia located in the Novgorod Kremlin reminds about it.

The oldest city of Russia, the cradle of Russian democracy, medieval center of trade and crafts, the largest partner of the Hansa League in the XII-XV centuries is all about Veliky Novgorod.
A city with a long history now positioning itself as the Birthplace of Russia is the tourist’s center, comfortable, attractive and safe not only for residents but also for numerous tourists. Recent events such as assignment to Veliky Novgorod the honorary title of Russian Federation "City of Military Glory" in October 2008, win of the prize of the International Public Association "ECAD" - 2010 for the creation of a healthy urban environment raise the city status, its tourist attraction. In 2010 Novgorod won the national competition and received the title of the "most comfortable city in Russia." And a park around the Novgorod Kremlin in 2011 became "the best amusement park" on the basis of the national competition.

Veliky Novgorod is the Hansa city
For centuries, Novgorod was the leading partner of the Hansa League. The Hansa office, one of the largest in Europe, was located on the Yaroslav Yard (the medieval Marketplace). It consisted of Gothic and German yards. These yards had all necessary infrastructures for long-stay of Hansa merchants in Veliky Novgorod.

In 1993 Novgorod became the first Russian member of the Hansa League of New Time. And in 2009, for the first time in Russia, Veliky Novgorod hosted the 29th Hansa Convention during its 1150th anniversary celebration. The 29th Hansa convention gathered about 500 thousands of guests and participants, including official delegates from different Hansa cities. Since 2010 Veliky Novgorod is a member of the Hansa Presidium.

Veliky Novgorod is the head of the Russian Hansa League
In order to use the unique historical experience of regional and international cooperation and the modern movement of Hansa, in 2010 Novgorod became the initiator of the creation of the Russian Hansa League, which brought together 11 Russian cities - official members of the International Hansa. Members of the Russian Hansa League - Veliky Ustyug, Vologda, Ivangorod, Tot’ma, Kingisepp, Tikhvin, Torzhok, Belozersk, Tver, Pskov, Veliky Novgorod.

Establishment of a formal coalition between Russian cities will allow to implement joint projects in various fields, mainly in tourism, will promote and strengthen cultural, scientific, social and economic ties. In addition, it was decided to conduct an annual Russian Hansa Convention in city-founders, in the frames of which to organize festivities in the medieval style, artisan fairs, concerts and exhibitions.

The first Russian Hansa Convention held in Veliky Novgorod in June, 2011 had a real success. In 2012 Belozersk will host the Russian Hansa Convention, in 2013 – Pskov, in 2015 – Tver, in 2017 – Ivangorod.

 The Park Inn by Radisson Veliky Novgorod

The Park Inn by Radisson Veliky Novgorod places guests next to the stunning Volkhov river and houses them in stylish comfort with exceptional hotel amenities. Novgorod travellers enjoy proximity to the Kremlin and a variety of transport options and can choose from 226 rooms and suites equipped with Free Wireless High-speed Internet. Restaurant Gallery, one of the largest in the city, serves delectable cuisine, and the fully equipped meeting facilities are ideal for business and personal events. Hotel guests must be citizens of the Russian Federation or have a passport, visa and migration card. Children under 14 must have a certificate of birth.

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Trusty international favourites and local specialities featured on Novgorod restaurant’s menu
Embark in a Grand Russian dining experience while travelling through Novgorod. The hotel restaurant’s interior boasts a sophisticated appeal and fine décor. Enjoy an extensive selection of beverages that you can pair with your meal.

Restaurant Gallery
Restaurant Gallery seats over 250 people and features a floor plan that includes a main dining room as well as a VIP section. Spanish, French and Italian wines comprise the varied list of libations that you can pair with your meal or dessert. Book business lunches, buffets and banquets at Restaurant Gallery as well, and enjoy a stress-free, stylish private event.

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