Chkalovsk

The home town of Valery Chkalov, a grate Russian test-pilot. The roots of Chkalovsk go back to an old 15th century settlement — Vasileva Sloboda — this name was given to it to honour its founder Prince Vasily Yuriyevich, the son of Yuri Dolgorukiy. Today there are only two streets with a few nice wooden…

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Balakhna

The home town of Kuzma Minin The town of Balakhna, one of the oldest in Russia, was founded back in 1474 and has the status of a Historical Town of the Russian Federation. Balakhna is the home town of Russian patriot Kuzma Minin. At the beginning of the 17th century Kuzma Minin and Dmitry Pozharsky…

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Svtloyar

The Invisible Town of Kitezh The Invisible Town of Kitezh Kitezhskaya Rus is a fantastic picturesque land with many legends about it. Pavel Melnikov-Pechersky wrote about Nizhegorodian Zavolzhye: «Russia has been standing on purity there since ancient times — it is preserved until now as it was in the times of our ancestors*. One of…

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Semenov

The Capital of Golden Khokhloma The Capital of Golden Khokhloma Semenov is an ancient centre for decorative woodworking. The area is rich with woods, and was largely settled in the 17th century. It gathered many skilled craftsmen from among the Old Believer community and as well as fugitive artisans who were experts in woodcarving and…

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Gorodets

The town of craftsmen Gorodets The oldest city of the Nizhny Novgorod region, the pearl of the region — Gorodets is situated 70 kilometers away from Nizhny Novgorod, on the left-hand bank of the Volga. The town was founded in 1152 by Prince Yuri Dolgorukiy as a fortress aimed to defend the most remote lands…

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Pavlovo

The Russian capital of metalworkers The ancient city of metalworkers, the Russian capital of metalworkers — Pavlovo — is located on the high right-hand bank of the Oka river. It was founded back in the 13th century. Various crafts started to develop rapidly in Pavlovo, which was situated along the waterway from Moscow to the…

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Bogorodsk

The Versailles of Nizhniy Novgorod The beautiful and cozy town of Bogorodsk emerged from a small 16th-century settlement, which was situated on the road from Nizhny Novgorod to Murom. The settlement got its name after a chapel of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin that was built there. In 1615 Bogorodsk was granted to one…

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Bolshoe Boldino

Bolshoe Boldino is an intimate nook that has much to do with life and wotk of great Russian poet Alexandet Pushkin. An old manor, a park with a seties of small lakes and waterfalls, an alley of silver birches and weeping willows, the sweet smell of an apple orchard, fairytale summer houses and bridges, a…

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Diveevo

Diveevo is renowned for Serafimo-Diveyevsky Convent of Saint Trinity, one of the shrines of the Russian Otthodox Church, the so-called fourth house of Vitgin Mary. In the convent mete are relics of a great Russian Orthodox Saint — Saint Seraphim of Sarov. Seraphim of Sarov is one of the few saints whose life was devoted…

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Arzamas

Arzamas is a Moscow nook (The resurrection Cathedral in Arzamas has a dominant position on the Cathedral square. It was built in honor of the victory of Russian people in the Patriotic war of 1812. The building went 5.5 million bricks, 1,000 cubic meters of crushed stone for foundations and 164 ton of iron. The…

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Nizhny Novgorod

Glorius and Renowned Nizhny Novgorod has been referred to as renowned and glorious since bygone days. No doubt that it was not only for mere benefit but also because of inspiration that Prince of Vladimir and Suzdal Principality Yuri Vsevolodovich, a grandson of Yuri Dolgorukiy and the founder of Moscow, founded the city of Nizhny…

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The organ hall

Tatarstan, Naberezhnye Chelny, Avtozavodsky prospect, 25/05. The organ hall. Inauguration of Naberezhnye Chelny body of took place on 1 March 2005. At the opening of the Organ hall, there were such famous musicians as pianist Nikolai Petrov, organist Rubin Abdullin, singer Irina Arkhipova, and led a concert of Svyatoslav Belza. Congratulated the citizens of Naberezhnye…

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