#StudentTourism-2023. Veliky Novgorod: traditions and innovations

#StudentTourism-2023. Veliky Novgorod: traditions and innovations

25 July 2023

On July 20-23, students of the Institute of Economics, Management and Information Technology and the Law Institute visited Veliky Novgorod as part of the Federal Student Tourism Project.

The program of the trip was focused both on getting to know the history, culture and sights of Veliky Novgorod, and on finding areas of cooperation with the student community of Novgorod State University named after Yaroslav the Wise.

Within the framework of the excursion program the students got acquainted with the history of the city, the Saint Sophia Cathedral, the Trade Rows, plunged into the peculiarities of economy and management of the largest and oldest city of Russia. A walk along the Volkhov River introduced the students to the unique nature of the surroundings, the Yuriev Monastery and Rurik Settlement. 

The excursion to the city of Staraya Russa involved a visit to the house of Fyodor Dostoevsky and the salt-making museum, the largest resort in the North-WeSaint
At the meeting with representatives and students of the Novgorod State University named after Yaroslav the Wise, a number of areas for the development of cooperation in educational and design and innovation spheres were discussed - the development of project activities, participation in scientific conferences and much more.

The excursion to the Innovative Scientific and Technological Center "Intelligent Electronics - Valdai" was of particular interest, in which students got acquainted with the research and development of the advanced engineering school "Distributed Process Control Systems". Intelligent Electronics - Valdai is an infrastructure project related to the development of disruptive (end-to-end) technologies. The students visited laboratories for the creation of high-tech electronic component base, professional and consumer electronics, the development and creation of quantum sensors, devices using quantum technologies, the development of biomedical cell technologies.

A lively and constructive discussion was held with Lidia Dragunova, head of the regional branch of the Society "Znanie", on the role of youth in modern society and the participation of students in choosing courses for the development of regions and the country.

Daniel Glibovitsky: "The trip to Veliky Novgorod left me with the brightest impressions. The city is simply steeped in history, and every street, every building reminds of a rich past age. First of all, I would like to mention the Kremlin, which is a real pearl of the city. A walk through its territory allows you to plunge into the medieval atmosphere and fully experience the power and greatness of this place. The Sofia Square with the cathedral, which impresses with its internal architecture and luxury, made a great impression.  

I also remember Dostoevsky's house very much. How much our guides can convey the atmosphere of this place.
It was very cool to visit The Yaroslav-the-Wise Novgorod State University, where we exchanged knowledge with other students, debated and came to a common opinion.
It is also worth noting the beauty of nature around the city. A walk along the banks of the river brought me unforgettable emotions and allowed me to enjoy a peaceful atmosphere.

In general, the trip to Veliky Novgorod turned out to be a real discovery for me. The city not only immersed me in the history of Russia, but also gave me a lot of impressions, knowledge and emotions. I will definitely come back here again to continue exploring this amazing city."

Milana Monosova: "The trip to Veliky Novgorod left an unforgettable impression on me. This ancient city is located on the banks of the Volkhov River, and fascinates with its history and beauty. Starting from the Kremlin and Saint Sophia Cathedral, where I was able to see amazing frescoes and an ancient iconostasis, Veliky Novgorod completely immerses in the atmosphere of antiquity.

I was glad to visit Dostoevsky's house in Staraya Russa, where I was able to feel a unique atmosphere and immerse myself in the world of one of the greatest Russian writers. This place allows you to better understand and appreciate his creativity and inner world.

We took a boat trip on the Volkhov River, and I can say that the view from the water of the city was incredible.

In general, the trip to Veliky Novgorod was a real discovery for me and an immersion in the history of Russia. The city is full of beauty, spirituality and a unique atmosphere."

Makar Nesterenko: "The trip to Veliky Novgorod was memorable, strong on emotions and pleasant on the result.

All 4 days, we were immersed in the unique atmosphere of this city, which carried a high culture and history for our state.

I especially want to mention Novgorod State University as a good platform for development and cooperation for students.

The trip to Staraya Russa turned out to be interesting, we were able to plunge into the culture of the "city of Dostoevsky", learned the life story of a wonderful master of the syllable and writer. The city is beautiful and pleasant in its simplicity, in which you feel calm and privacy."

Leonid Tishchenko: "The impression of the trip is something that remains in the memory for a lifetime. Every new place we visit leaves its mark on our soul. It can be a beautiful view, an interesting museum, a cozy cafe or just a pleasant conversation with new people.

When we travel, we expand our horizons and learn a lot about the world. We see different cultures, customs and traditions. This helps us to better understand each other and our planet as a whole.

Don't be afraid to travel and discover new places. After all, this is one of the best ways to spend your time and make your life more intense and interesting."
Maria Shulikova: "The trip to Veliky Novgorod made a great impression on me, I visited a historical and spiritually significant place. The city is steeped in history. It was an unforgettable experience!

The first thing we visited was the Novgorod Kremlin. This fortress has a unique atmosphere and is one of the symbols of the city.

The Saint Sophie Cathedral left a special impression. This cathedral is a real masterpiece of ancient Russian architecture. I think it is one of the most beautiful Orthodox churches in Russia. Inside the cathedral there are frescoes that tell the history of the city.

Veliky Novgorod is a city that allows you to plunge into the past, full of history and cultural treasures. It is definitely worth visiting for everyone to experience these unique emotions!".