Set along the tranquil Polist River, Staraya Russa retains the idyllic charm of the 19th century, when Dostoevsky wrote much of The Brothers Karamazov here. The town is the setting for the novel – visit the streets and churches the characters frequented.The town, 100km southeast of Novgorod, can easily be visited for the day. From the bus station (next to the train station), you can either catch a taxi (R70) to...
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