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Rower Yuri Shurkalov holds the torch over the waters of Volhov River in Veliky Novgorod.

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Overall the torch traveled 20 kilometers over land and 10 kilometers on water in the Novgorod Region.

October 25, 2013

Two Olympic torch bearers proudly wave the flame in the center of Veliky Novgorod.

October 25, 2013

The Olympic flame reaches one of the oldest Russian cities, Veliky Novgorod.

October 25, 2013

Torchbearers descend down Volkhov River on three Soimy, Novgorod’s traditional boats to Sofia waterfront.

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The welcoming ceremony of the Olympic torch took place in Rurik city, an archaeological site on the right bank of the river Volkhov, 10 kilometers from Veliky Novgorod.

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