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Travelling in the Volga Region: Nizhny Novgorod Oblast
February 26, 2019 00:44


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Nizhny Novgorod land has always played an important role in the life of the Russian state. All significant historical events in Kievan Rus, Muscovy, the Russian Empire, Soviet Union passed with the participation of the residents of Nizhny Novgorod (Gorky).

Today Nizhny Novgorod Oblast is a large industrial, cultural and scientific centre of Russia. Its territory encompasses more than 3,000 monuments of history, architecture and urban planning, as well as many high-quality hotels, resorts and tourist centres.



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The climate is moderately continental. The average January temperature is –12 ° C, July temperature +19 ° C.

There are unique natural objects on the territory of Nizhny Novgorod Oblast:

  • Kerzhensky reserve,
  • Ichalkovsky reserve,
  • nature monuments - Vadskoye lake and Svetloyar lake, according to legend in the first half of the 14th century, the town of Kitezh drowned into the waters of the latter.

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However, the main sights of Nizhny Novgorod Oblast are, of course, its ancient cities, light-colored monasteries and noble estates.

Arzamas (108 km from Nizhny Novgorod) is the third largest city in the region. It emerged in 1578 as a fortress and became a kind of a defensive barrier for the Russian state; it was famous for the local variety of onions and the breed of geese. Arzamas is included into the number of historical cities of Russia, it includes more than 30 monuments of history and architecture (Resurrection Cathedral, Transfiguration Cathedral, Magistrate, Shopping Acrade, church and monastery buildings that have preserved until our days).



Pavlovo
(75 km from N.Novgorod) is famous for its historical and architectural monuments, including residential and public buildings of the 18th and 19th centuries, the house where the Academician A.Ye. Favorsky was born.

Bolshoye Boldino (230 km awat from Nizhny Novgorod) was built on the Mordovian lands and has been known since the 16th century under the name of “Zabortniki” (the modern name was probably derivedfrom the personal Mordovian name Boldai). A.S. Pushkin came there three times (in 1830, 1833, 1834) and worked with a great result. The park and the poet’s favorite Luchinnik grove have been preserved, the estate with a complex of buildings has been restored – they havebecome the core of the state museum-reserve. Pushkin festivals are held here.



Diveevo (160 km away from Nizhny Novgorod) is probably named after the Mordvinian first settler Divey. It became famous thanks to the monastery where the relics of Seraphim of Sarov are kept.




Author: Anna Dorozhkina

Tags: Nizhny Novgorod the Volga travel to Russia Ecotourism  

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