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Novgorod Line breaks: Nov|go¦rod
Pronunciation: /ˈnɒvɡərɒd/

Definition of Novgorod in English:

A city in NW Russia, on the Volkhov River at the northern tip of Lake Ilmen; population 214,400 (est. 2009). Russia’s oldest city, it was settled by the Varangian chief Rurik in 862 and ruled by Alexander Nevsky between 1238 and 1263, when it was an important centre of medieval eastern Europe.

Words that rhyme with Novgorod

goldenrod • slipshod

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