Ilmen Lake is one of the largest in the European part of Russia. Famed lake great abundance of various species of fish, as well as in the ancient chronicles have mentioned that in the Middle Ages there were the main trade route from the Vikings to the Greeks. On this lake is connected very large number of legends and stories. The most famous of these legends - epic about Sadko. Sea king who lived in the waters of Lake Ilmen, very much like Sadko plays the harp, and thanks to Neptune to help him catch a fish three times in a row and gold feathers, win a bet concluded with merchants and incredibly rich.