Veliky NovgorodВеликий Новгород
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Veliky Novgorod (Великий Новгород) , usually refered to just as Novgorod, is a city in Russia. It is one of Russia's most important cultral and historic cities and is considered to be the birthplace of the Russian tsars.
If you need to find a bus to get you to your hitchhike spot, or get you around town, you can check the following website which shows the routes of each bus.
North towards Saint Petersburg
Many Russians flood the city during the weekend, especially from Saint Petersburg. Even more so, hitchhiking out of Veliky Novgorod towards Saint Petersburg is quite easy for there is only one road going out of the city which is the Bolshaya Sankt-Peterburgskaya (Большая Санкт-Петербургская). The busses from the centre which drive over this road towards the North are numbers 5, 9, 9a and 101 and costs about 20p.
The best spot to start hitchhiking is just after the last major turn of the main road, because than you can be sure that all cars are going towards Saint Petersburg. I started just after the Петербургская топливная компания petrol station. I got out of the bus, walked a bit further back where the bus came from so that cars could stop at the busstop and hold up my sign saying Kуда Санкт-Петербургская (Direction Saint Petersburg). The cars drive slow enough to be able to see your sign and stop for you.