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Valdaisky National Park

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Description of Valdaisky National Park

The Valdaisky National Park was formed on May 17, 1990 in order to preserve the unique lake-forest complex of the Valdai Hills and create conditions for the development of organized recreation in this area.

 

 

 

The list of archaeological monuments includes 82 objects — ancient sites (7th — 6th centuries BC), settlements, burial mounts, barrows. There are 9 monuments of landscape art here - old estates with parks, 22 most valuable monuments of architecture and wooden architecture of the XVII – XIX centuries. Among them is the Iversky Mother of God Monastery, founded in 1653 on the Selvitsky Island of the Lake Valdai by the Patriarch of All Russia Nikon; The Catherine Church in the city of Valdai is a great work by the Russian architect N. A. Lvov (XVIII century), where the Valdai History Museum and the Valdai Bell bell are now located. The city of Valdai itself is a historic landmark - in 1996 it turned 500 years old. In the village of Nikolskoye is the first in Russia fish breeding plant, created by the founder of scientific fish breeding V. P. Vrassky (1829—1863). He was awarded the Gold Medal of the Russian Society of Agriculture, as well as the Medal of the Acclimatization Society of Paris.

Part of the monuments in Valdaisky National Park associated with significant historical events. Here, not far from Yazhelbits, near the so-called "Ignach Krest" the army of Khan Batu turned, refusing to attack on Novgorod. This ended sweeping attack on the Russians lands of the Mongolian hordes. While Russian lands had to pay homage to their mongol lords for another two centuries destruction of Russian towns and villages has stopped here. One of the local legends it came to a conclusion due to a monster that lives in the lake Brosno. In 1456, the famous “Yazhelbitsky peace” was concluded between Novgorod and Moscow.

The picturesque nature and rich history of the Valdai land constantly attracted and attracted here many poets, composers, artists. Valdai is the birthplace of N. N. Miklukho-Maklaya, P. S. Komarov. A. Radishchev, A. Pushkin, L. Tolstoy were here, N. K. Roerich, N. A. Rimsky-Korsakov, I. I. Levitan, Yu. F. Yuon, N. I. Zheleznov, V. V. Bianki and many other figures of Russian culture.

 

 

 

 


 

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