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Millennium of Russia

Novrogod Kremlin, Veliky Novgorod, Russia
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks
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Owner description: Shaped like a bell and surrounded by 128 bronze figures, this monument to Russia's millennium honors the politicians and other people who most contributed to the development of the country between 862 and 1862.
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Toronto, Canada
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392 reviews 392 reviews
260 attraction reviews
309 helpful votes 309 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

In many respects, this is the “crown jewel” of the Novgorod Kremlin. Russians consider that their country was born in 862 when Rurik, a legendary Scandinavian chieftain came to the region and built a fort near the present-day city, after being invited by the local tribes to establish order following years of internecine fighting. One thousand years later, a competition... More

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Hong Kong, China
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

One of the most brilliant monument I have seen. The sculptures are in great details and they look alive!

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131 reviews 131 reviews
67 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Our guide gave us a 15 minute explanation around the monument. It explains every part of the history of Russia from its beginning. I really liked this and hoped there was a book that would explain each part of it to take home with me.

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

Go with a local guide to find out about the history of this monument. Really lovely working, the guide that I had was able to tell me about all the people on the top of the monument and some in the middle. It's really fascinating, the history.

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Stockholm, Sweden
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

It give a good review about important people in history of Russia, but it is better to order a tour with guide, who will explain details of this monument.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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57 reviews 57 reviews
32 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

The bell is just incredible, and it's a good introduction to the Russian history as all the prominent Russians are carved here. It would be better to have a local guide to explain who's who on the bell to help you having a better understanding of this monument. If you are a cat lover, try to find a cute ginger... More

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139 reviews 139 reviews
74 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

This is huge bronze monument dedicated to luminaries that has contributed to Russia during first 1000 years of its existence. The number of figures is quit large, get good guidebook with its explanation or get a guide.

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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

It is a large bronze bell from 1862 with different tiers of sculptures. It is indeed very impressive. U need a guide to explain to u the significance of the tiers...

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Ithaca, New York
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92 attraction reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2012

You won't get to wander far into the Novgorod Kremlin before running into the Millennium of Russia monument, which stands proud in the plaza of the kremlin. In front of the monument is where many of the events and celebrations inside the kremlin take place (for example, on my visit, there was a choir there, followed by a religious celebration).... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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156 attraction reviews
272 helpful votes 272 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2011

We were lucky to have a guide with us to explain all of the interesting parts of this impressive monument otherwise we probably would've just taken a photo and walked on. There are many famous Russians located on it so it helps to have some basic knowledge of Russian history to understand why they're important and a guide to point... More

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