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Veliky Rostov

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The first reference to Veliky Rostov is made in the ancient Russian chronicle "The notes of the Past Years". The reference is connected with the year 862. However the area near the lake Nero was populated in the prehistoric times. Rostov became one of the largest towns in the North-east Ancient Russian state in the 10th century.

 

About a thousand years ago in 1010 Rostov Prince Yaroslav (later Yaroslav the Wise) founded a fortress here in order to strengthen his territory around the greatest center of the north-east Rus - Rostov Veliky and to secure safety of the water ways. He named his fortress after himself.

 

 

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