Valery Shantsev, Governor of Nizhny Novgorod region

Dear friends!

I am happy to welcome to the land of Nizhny Novgorod. This beautiful region is the mothedand of the famous Nizhegorodian militia, of the golden Khokhloma.
Nizhny Novgorod is a cultural, spiritual and business centre of the Volga region. It is a region with unique cultural heritage, with most beautiful nature, and in its local resorts, such as the so-called Gotky Sea and Green city, culture and nature are in hatmony.
Once you find yourself there, you will be really impressed by this. I am sure you will stop for a moment, look around, forget about hustle and you will inspired, you will get desire and power to move forward.
If you go rafting down the Kerzhenets, Piana and Vetluga rivers, you will see their high watets, and nature awakening from winter, you will heat warbling of nightingales.
Two great Russian rivets – Volga and Oka – are fascinating, and if you take one of the ctuises which start in Nizhny Novgorod, you will enjoy the unforgettable Volga sunsets and dawns.
Take pan in mastet classes and traditional folk and craft festivals, such as Golden Khokhloma, Fellowship of Craftsmen, Kitezh is the Soul of Russia, Pottery Town, which are held in summer in Semenov, Gorodets, Bogorodsk and at the famous mythical lake of Svetloyar, and you will see how big Russian heart and soul are and how creative Russian people are.
Nizhny Novgorod was founded by Saint Prince Yuriy Vsevolodovich. Both in the city of Nizhny Novgorod and in the rest of the region there are dozens of world-known holy places. Thousands of pilgrims from all over the world go to Diveevo to see the relics of Saint Seraphim Sarovskiy that lie in Serafimo-Diveyevsky Convent of Saint Trinity.
Bolshoe Boldino is a miraculous place. You will be charmed by its inimitable poetic aura and be willing to come back to this place again and again to fell the enchanted and delighted about being a part of the phenomenon called Boldino Autumn.
In wintet you can enjoy refreshing nippy wearher, go mountain skiing and chute down various ski tracks – we have now a number of skiing lodges that offer tracks various difficulty levels and length.

You are welcome to Nizhny Novgorod region for a business trip, a week-end or a vacation any time of the year!

Valery Shantsev, Governor of Nizhny Novgorod region