For the first time Izborsk was mentioned in the chronicles in 862, which means that the town is older than Moscow and Pskov. Marvellous nature and Old Russian architecture are combined here - lakes, rivers, bubbling brooks and numerous chapels
The fortress, located on a small island on the Neva and famous under the names of Oreshek, Noteburg, Shlisselburg and Petrokrepost’, has a century-old history. Today on the territory of the fortress, the historical museum is situated.
The Mikhailovskoe Museum Complex (also called the Pushkin Hills) situated in Pskovian Region is a place of pilgrimage of all lovers of Russian poetry. Alexander Pushkin, a great Russian poet, lived here.
Veliky Novgorod, one of the oldest towns in Russia, is located on the place where the Volkhov River flows out of Ilmen Lake. A special way of life, spiritual freedom and territorial autonomy contributed to the development of arts and culture.