Discover Nizhny in Russia
Nizhny Novgorod is the 4th largest city in Russia with a population of 1.36 million, and is the administrative center of the Nizhny Novgorod region and of the Volga Federal District, which covers 14 regions and republics of the Russian Federation. Nizhny Novgorod covers an area of 260 square miles along the riverbanks of the Volga and Oka Rivers. The Nizhny Novgorod area and its surrounding town are respectively known for its metal production, machine building, agriculture, and nuclear research.
Nizhny Novgorod, is situated about 250 miles east from Moscow and is easily accessible by an overnight train by car or by air. There is a wide diversity of highways, railroads and waterways. It also has regular air connection with a dozen of other Russian cities and Lufthansa flies to the city three times a week. In summer months, passengers from Moscow and St. Petersburg can reach Nizhny Novgorod by passenger boats.
The climate of Nizhny Novgorod is similar to the climate of Moscow, although it is a little bit colder here in the winter, which lasts from late November till late March, when it is permanently covered in a layer of white snow.
A great number of historical, architectural and cultural monuments have remained in the city. You need only to walk the streets of this city to get the feeling of renaissance. Although, there are visible changes, construction, renovation and restoration, Nizhny Novgorod is making a visible effort to rapidly catch up with the rest of the world and to write Russia's future.
Visitors and tourists will not find themselves bored for one second in this city, they can explore the oldest church (Archangel Michael's Cathedral) of this region built in 1631, or just stroll through the picturesque city center and its traditional Russian kiosks, that sell everything from flowers and jewelry to traditional Russia snacks. Most people prefer to travel to this region at night when live bands thrive on the streets and the traffic is minimal.