Specific contact for the study period (753-1500 gg.) Is quite large, even on the scale of world history, and requires internal grading. There are several stages in the formation of urban culture medieval Ladoga, based on the characteristics of the urban structure of the city functioning in the cultural space of the Middle Ages. VIII - 1st floor. IX centuries. Stage appearance settlement, numbering no more than a dozen buildings, including forging and jewelry and glass workshops. Based on the geographical location, the settlement is positioned as a transit point on the main routes of movement, linking Europe and Scandinavia with the Arab East and the Byzantine Empire.  Availability shops indicates the formation of a production culture.