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Novgorod Architecture / Yaroslav's Court

Yaroslav's Courtyard

In the southern district there was a prince's court, also known as the Yaroslav's Courtyard, from the name of Yaroslav the Wise who reigned Novgorod for a number of years in the early 11th century before his accession to the Kiev throne. Here, close to the St. Nicholas' Cathedral, the Novgorodian Veche held its meetings. It solved issues of war and peace, invited and expelled princes, elected candidates for administrative and military offices, signed treaties with other principalities, proclaimed laws, and so forth.