On the liquid roads: a journey along the Novgorod trade route

Nestor, the legendary composer of the oldest surviving chronicle, “The Tale of Bygone Years,” described the location of these lands by listing the names of the rivers and waterways. Medieval Rus was a river civilization: Who has not heard of the trade route from the Varangians to the Greeks?

Nestor, the legendary composer of the oldest surviving chronicle, “The Tale of Bygone Years,” described the location of these lands by listing the names of the rivers and waterways. Medieval Rus was a river civilization: Who has not heard of the trade route from the Varangians to the Greeks?

Denis Sinyakov, Sergey Filenko
Renowned Russian photographer Denis Sinyakov of Reuters shares his observations from an expedition along Russia’s northern rivers. This could be the only modern boat to have made the journey from Lake Onega to the Polar Urals by oar power.
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