The latter is very important for Russia. Of course, most of our amateur tourists and even professionals of the tourism industry will not go to distant Ghana for a celebration, but here, in Russia, the main topic in organizing the celebration should be the increase in the standard of living in the country due to the development of tourism. It is necessary to focus public attention and, first of all, the travel lovers themselves on the fact that the cultural and natural resources of the country should “work” to increase the material well-being of its inhabitants, that is, ourselves.
And what should be done for this? Travel more around the country, climb into its most unknown corners, which are fraught with a lot of interesting and informative, visit museums and, thus, financially support them, while receiving aesthetic pleasure, learning something new.
Returning from a trip, you need to tell your friends and acquaintances about what you see as much as possible so that they too can visit these wonderful corners. After all, the more money our provincial museums will have, the better they will be, the more willing to visit them will appear.
Everyone knows the museums of St. Petersburg and Moscow. No one doubts that it is very interesting to travel around the cities of the Golden Ring, visit the Pushkin Mountains, Pskov, Veliky Novgorod ... But few people think about something in the Russian outbacks and see something and find out. But getting into the hiding places of central Russia, you can make a lot of discoveries for yourself.
I call lovers of Central Russian nature and the history of the Russian state to make a hike through north of Novgorod region. Indeed, much is known about Novgorod the Great or about Valdai Lake, while the northern areas remain terra incognita. You can go on a hike by car or by bike, and you can "on the bar". First we go to Borovichi town. You can get there from the Okulovka railway station (Oktyabrskaya railway) or by bus from St. Petersburg or Veliky Novgorod.
This regional center is interesting to us not only by the presence of several hotels. Due to the fact that the city managed to avoid the German occupation during the Great Patriotic War, civilian buildings of the 18th and early 20th centuries were preserved here. For example, the Traveling Palace, built for the arrival of Catherine II, the building of government offices, shopping arcades, the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit Monastery. Among the engineering structures that deserve attention is the arched metal bridge over Msta, built in 1905 by the project of the famous engineer N. A. Belelyubsky. In Borovichi there is a house in which the composer A.K. Lyadov lived in 1884-1914.
You can spend a day exploring the city. And go further. After all, the most interesting of the almost unknown to a wide range of attractions in the north of the Novgorod region are places associated with the life of Alexander Vasilyevich Suvorov.
Bus Borovichi-Khvovnaya will take you to Konchansky village. This village and several nearby villages were founded by townspeople who resettled here from the city of Korela after the conclusion of the Stolbovo Peace with Sweden in 1617. The museum-estate of A. V. Suvorov was opened here on October 25, 1942, in the most difficult year of the Great Patriotic War. The estate includes a winter and a summer house, a church building built in 1901 and used to display materials on the Italo-Swiss campaign, the details of which the commander thought over here. The center of the exhibition is a picture-diorama “Alpine campaign of Suvorov”.
Manor Park spread over 4 hectares of land. A pond and a gazebo have been preserved from Suvorov times here. In the vicinity of the estate there are four oak trees planted by Suvorov in 1798, the Suvorov Well, a church built on his order and at his expense.
From Konchansky by bus or car we will go further in the same direction. Our path will pass through the Khvoyninsky district to Lyubytinsky, where in the village of Kamenka settled ancestral estate of the Generalissimo. Many researchers believe that it was here that the famous commander was born.
A wooden house of the 18th century and the wooden church of Alexander Nevsky, built in the 19th century, remained on the shore of the picturesque Kamensky lake. In 1879, the grandson of the Generalissimo, Alexander Arkadyevich, handed over the estate under the “House of the Disabled” to soldiers of the Russian army.
In the summer months of 2008 and 2009, a children's Orthodox camp operates in the Suvorov estate. Here children rest, and their parents work. And all together they slowly restore the old manor.
From Kamenka the further way will go through Lyubytino villagewhere you can also spend the night in a hotel. In the center of the village there is a two-story wooden building, built in the Gothic style in 1846. This is the manor of the last chairman of the council of ministers of the tsarist government of Nicholas II, I. L. Goremykin. Now there is a children's art school.
The house has a library consisting of Russian, German and French books (more than 2 thousand volumes), and icons in ancient vestments, including the icon of the Mother of God honored in the Goremykin family, furniture of mahogany from the beginning of the 19th century, individual items of the Ekaterina era II and even Peter the Great.
Opposite the Goremykin estate on the left bank of the Msta river in 1832, in honor of the twentieth anniversary of the victory over Napoleon, the Church of the Assumption of the Most Holy Mother of God was built, which is currently under restoration. Perhaps it was built by the architect Lviv or Stasov. The church is a variant of an extremely rare type of “temple under the ring” for its time.
In the Novgorod region it is the only such monument. The temple had three thrones: the main Assumption of the Virgin, the border of the Holy Life-Giving Trinity and St. Nicholas. The remains of the representatives of the famous princely family of Svyatopolk-Mirsky are buried in the church cemetery.
Visiting the protected corners of the Novgorod region, through Malaya Vishera we leave on the highway connecting Moscow and St. Petersburg, and we find ourselves in the village of Chudsky district of the Novgorod region Spasskaya Polist. From here you can go to St. Petersburg or in the opposite direction - to Moscow via Veliky Novgorod.
This journey through the “Novgorod outback” will leave the most unforgettable impressions. Noting in this way the World Tourism Day, you can tell your friends about it and draw their attention to little-known, but very interesting places in the Novgorod region.