According to the Chronicle in March-April 1238 the Mongol army after the conquest and destruction of Torzhok, moved in the direction of Novgorod. However, before reaching the tract Ignach Cross, which is about 200 km south of Novgorod the Great, the Mongols abandoned the attack and turned back in the wilderness, devastating in their path the counter villages.
The word can refer to the cross not only a well-known subject, but the crossing, ie the intersection. With regard to the exact location of Ignach Cross there were two versions.
In the first version (major)
According to research by VL Yanin and AA Frolov, Ignach Cross was in the area near the villages Polomet and Great Yard, located near the village Yazhelbitsy in Novgorod region.
In the local scribes book is a record of the XV century about lands of a Andrei Rudnevwhich were the "ignattseva krsta." Today we know that this place was held by the driest road to Molvotitsy, Damian castle, past Ignach Cross to the Old Raheen and Ust-Volma. It is noteworthy that the proposed version of this place corresponds to a distance of 100 versts (200 km) specified in the record.
In 2003 on the river Polomet's bank in the tract Ignach Cross, at the initiative of the Valdai National Park, a memorial was placed in a concrete form of the memorial cross. The height of the cross 2.3 m, width - 1,5 m It is fixed to the top of a small boulder. Next to the composition of the set is also a plaque with the inscription "In memory of the courage of the defenders of the Russian land."