The Olympic torch arrives in Veliky Novgorod

The welcome ceremony for the Olympic flame took place in the ancient settlement of Ryurik, on the right bank of the Volkhov river, 10 km from Veliky Novgorod, on October 24, 2013. Source: ITAR-TASS/Ruslan Shamukov

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