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Nizhny Novgorod – @orkhv

Nizhny Novgorod – @orkhv

“People are trapped in history, and History is trapped in them”

Nizhny Novgorod is a city in the European part of Russia located in the confluence of the Oka and the Volga rivers. The city was established in 1221 and is located 400 km away from Moscow.

One of the most ancient cities of trade and handicrafts in Russia. It is one of the biggest and most spectacular places of the banks of the mighty Volga River.

A trip to Nizhny Novgorod is a nice option for people interested in culture. You can examine over 600 monuments of unique historic, architectural, and cultural value.

The Russian Revival and Stalin Empire styles are predominating in the downtown. The most prominent part of the city skyline is the Grand Kremlin. It’s an ancient castle with 13 towers built of red-brick.

Within walls of the Kremlin, one can find the Archangel Cathedral, which was firstly built in stone in the 13th century. It is a great monument which raises a great pride in Russian souls for their ancestors- great warriors and tsars.

Nizhny Novgorod is where Maxim Gorky, one of the world’s best known Russian writers, spent his childhood. In 1932, the city was renamed in honor of this renowned writer.

In 1990, however, Nizhny Novgorod returned to its initial name. The State Gorky Literature Museum, with an exhibit of over 100,000 items, is now located in Nizhny Novgorod.

The city is full of rich heritage, culture, and history. You will explore the places you have never heard before and will be able to experience its variety of ancient history and architecture.

A lover for the art should never miss a chance to visit this beautiful city. It offers every bit of mesmerizing culture it beholds.


If you are exploring Russia, definitely include Nizhny Novgorod in your itinerary. There are flights available from India and the currency used Russian ruble (1 RUB= 1.02 INR). There are many budget-friendly hotels which also have some typical touch to their culture.

Nizhny Novgorod is a city worth visiting for any person who is curious to know about the century-old culture and architecture which are the living proof of what the ancestors left behind for the world of today to know its significance.
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