The article examines the initial stage of the Novgorod-Swedish confrontation, the purpose of which was: for Veliky Novgorod – to retain control over the eastern coast of the Baltic, which is vital for it; for Sweden – to oust the Russians from there and, with luck, capture the mouth of the Neva and the Ladoga fortress.
Key words: Struggle for the Baltic trade route, Novgorod-Swedish wars of the 11th-12th centuries.Волков-2021-4-20-25
Citation link: Volkov V.A. Russian-swedish wars and clashes on the Baltic sea and the coast in the 11th – 12th centuries // Humanities researches of the Central Russia. – 2021. – №4. – P. 19-24.