Historical attractions in Nizhny Novgorod

Historical attractions in Nizhny Novgorod

Nizhny Novgorod was founded in 1221 on the site of an ancient Slavic settlement at the junction of the rivers Volga and Oka, and today is the third largest city in Russia, with a population of approximately 1.4 million inhabitants. Between 1932 and 1990 the city was named Gorky, in the honor of Maksim Gorky, who was born here in 1868. Nizhny Novgorod is surrounded by satellite cities such as Bakna, Bor, Pravinsk and Kstovo. The city is divided in two by the river Oka. The Upper Town inclu... [ read more ]

Largest City of Tatarstan, Kazan

Largest City of Tatarstan, Kazan

Kazan was founded in 1401 but became the capital of a powerful Tartar Khanate in 1455. It lies at the confluence of the Volga and Kazanka Rivers in European Russia. Kazan's shipyards and port on the Volga make it an important water transport center. It emerged from the empire of the Golden Horde. University of Kazan Famous people like Lenin and Tolstoy studied at the University of Kazan which was founded in 1804. Other than the Russian Academy of Sciences, there is the Russian Islamic Uni... [ read more ]