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General City Information

Nizhni Novgorod

Nizhni Novgorod

One of the oldest Russian settlements, Nizhni Novgorod was founded by the Great Prince Yuri in 1221. The location at the confluence of the two great rivers Volga and Oka made the town one of the key features in the rapidly developing Russian Southern trade. Soon Nizhni Novgorod became the economical and cultural center of the entire Volgo-Vyatski Region.

In 1350 Nizhni Novgorod became the capital of the Nizhni Novgorod principality.

Nizhni Novgorod

Nizhni Novgorod

As a sign of town’s new significance a wooden Kremlin was erected in the town center. It was set to house the prince’s palace, stone cathedrals, and monasteries.

In the 19th century Nizhni Novgorod became one of the biggest industrial centers of Russia. It was playing a leading role in the shipbuilding and train car manufacturing.

About half of the entire Russian fleet was produced in Nizhni Novgorod, and the first motorised boats in the world were also constructed there.

Nizhni Novgorod

Nizhni Novgorod

Nowdays Nizhni Novgorod looks every part the busy city it is. Modern hotels, restaurants, trading houses, banks, and offices of the shipbuilding companies provide a backdrop to its everyday life.

The cultural heritage of the city is represented by the Kremlin, The Uspenskaya, Ilynskaya and Strogonovskaya churches, The Art Museum (1896), The Historical and Architectural Museum (1867).

The town is also known as a university center. It also boasts quite a few theatres—Drama Theater, Opera and Ballet Theater, Comedy Theater, Nizhni Novgorod State Philharmonic, Puppet Theater, and the Theater for Young Spectators.

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