Novgorod Detinets: Difference between revisions

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===Modern Construction===
The current fortress was builtrebuilt between 1484 and 1490 by [[Grand Duchy of Moscow|Muscovite]] builders in the wake of [[Ivan III of Russia|Grand Prince Ivan III's]] conquest of the city in 1478; a third of it was paid for by the Novgorodian archbishop [[Gennady (Archbishop of Novgorod)|Gennady]], a Muscovite appointee (1484–1504).<ref>Michael C. Paul, "The Military Revolution in Russia 1550-1682," ''The Journal of Military History'' 68, No. 1 (January 2004):34, fn. 122.</ref> It is a large oval 545 metres long and 240 metres wide with nine surviving towers (three additional towers have not survived). The tallest tower, the Kokui tower, is capped by a silver dome. It was built in the 18th century, and its name is of Swedish origin. Today it is possible to enter this tower and climb to the top. The walls are 1,487 metres in circumference.
 
==Inside Layout==