Place:Staraya Ladoga, Leningrad, Severo-zapadny, Russia

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NameStaraya Ladoga
Alt namesAldeigjuborgsource: Times Atlas of World History (1989)
TypeInhabited place
Coordinates60.0°N 32.3°E
Located inLeningrad, Severo-zapadny, Russia
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Staraya Ladoga, or the Aldeigjuborg of Norse sagas, is a village (selo) in the Volkhovsky District of Leningrad Oblast, Russia, located on the Volkhov River near Lake Ladoga, 8 km north of the town of Volkhov. The village used to be a prosperous trading outpost in the 8th and 9th centuries. A multi-ethnic settlement, it was dominated by Scandinavians who were called by the name of Rus and for that reason it is sometimes called the first capital of Russia.

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