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Из истории Великого Новгорода времен Смоленской войны: наем "воинских людей" и закупка вооружений

С. 193-216.

In 17th century one of the important function of Novgorod the Great was the borderline activity. It was the first big city of Muscovite State where everybody been came from the Sweden was interviewed and only then – let inside the state. All the roads coming from Sweden passed through Novgorod – from Finland (via Tesovo fortress) and since 1629 from Livonia (via Pskov). After the treaty in Altmark between Sweden and Polish-Lithuania military looking for a place to serve started to find their fortune in Muscovy. When in 1632 the War against Polish-Lithuania had been initiated in Moscow Russian government started the hiring of foreign officers and soldiers. Novgorod was the most important base of the hiring because the most of foreign military came through Sweden. Also the military equipment and arms came to Muscovy from Northern Germany and the Netherlands via the Baltic sea. In July 1633 the process of receiving armour was organized in Tesovo also.

In book

Из истории Великого Новгорода времен Смоленской войны: наем "воинских людей" и закупка вооружений
Edited by: В. Л. Янин Вып. 14 (24). Великий Новгород: 2014.