November 01, 2003

(Very) Old Ladoga

Just 120 kilometers from Russia’s northern capital lies the small village of Staraya Ladoga. Like St. Petersburg, Staraya Ladoga was once a capital — not of imperial Russia, but of ancient Rus’. 

And, this year, Staraya Ladoga, again like St. Petersburg, celebrated an anniversary. Yet, while Peter’s city turned 300, the village of 

Staraya Ladoga celebrated its 1250th birthday. 

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