A — 4: where chronicles and books were created
B — 2: but now only 9 of them still exist
C — 1: and has a lot of green places
D — 5: who are tired of modern urban architecture
E — 6: that one will easily forget about all the troubles
F — 7: who lived on the territory of Novgorod principality
Veliky Novgorod, one of the most ancient cities of Russia, was founded in the 9-10th centuries. Veliky Novgorod was a political centre of vast territories stretching up from Baltic lands to the Urals. For a long time the city had been the largest centre of culture in Russia, __where chronicles and books were created__. Many outstanding monuments of medieval architecture and painting have been preserved in the city.
The Kremlin is one of the most popular sights. It was built in 1044 by order of Prince Jaroslav the Wise. It is surrounded by a wall 1487 metres long. It once had 12 towers, __but now only 9 of them still exist__. The particular characteristic of the Kremlin is a large number of churches on the area. The architecture represents the style of the 15th century. The area around the Kremlin is very well-kept __and has a lot of green places__. From the bastions one will have a wonderful view over the whole city.
The outdoor Vitoslavlitsy Museum of Folk Wooden Architecture is a haven to the people __who are tired of modern urban architecture__ with massive skyscrapers, business centres and shopping malls. The museum presents some excellent examples of wooden structures from different parts and suburbs of Veliky Novgorod. The scenery here is so quiet __that one will easily forget about all the troubles__ and will just enjoy the stunning view of the Russian village.
The visit to the city helps to get acquainted with the history and the way of life of common country folk __who lived on the territory of Novgorod principality__ in different times.