Where St. Sophia is, there is Novgorod.
That's what they have been saying in Russia for 1000 years, since the Cathedral of St. Sophia the Holy Wisdom of God was constructed in the 11th century. The cathedral was founded by Yaroslav the Wise and his son Vladimir. The cathedral was meant to be the main temple in the town. Even after many centuries, divine services are still held in the Cathedral of St. Sophia, and everyone can see the ancient Orthodox sanctuary. The cathedral is opened every day from 8 a.m. till 8 p.m. Divine services are held at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. At the same time, the cathedral is the town necropolis. The most famous citizens of the town, bishops, princes, posadniks, were buried in its south gallery.