Pskov is one of the oldest cities in Russia. Its earliest mention comes in 903, which records that Igor of Kiev married a local lady from village Vybuty, Olga, afterwards known as St. Olga.
In Pskov the veche assembled in the court of the Trinity cathedral and continued until 1510. It played an important role in external and domestic policy of Pskov.
In 1397 the Pskov Judicial Charter was issued. It was based on certain resolutions of the Pskovian city assembly or veche, princely decrees, provisions of the Russkaya Pravda and common law. It, along with the Novgorod Judicial Charter, was an important source for the Sudebnik of 1497.