Nizhny Novgorod region

The Nizhny Novgorod region is one of the largest regions in Russia and is part of the Volga Federal District. It serves as the center of the European part of Russia and is a junction for international transport corridors "North-South" and "West-East."
We have a rich heritage. From Nizhny Novgorod in 1612, under the command of Minin and Pozharsky, a people's militia went to Moscow and liberated Rus' from the invaders. Outstanding personalities: Kulibin, Pushkin, Gorky, Chkalov, Alekseev, Neimark, Sakharov, who changed culture, science, medicine and industry, lived and worked here.
We have a third of all the country's folk crafts: Khokhloma, Gorodets painting, - more than 200 species.
Nizhny Novgorod was called the “Pocket of Russia” because the Nizhny Novgorod Fair was the largest trade event of the Russian Empire in the 19th century, attracting merchants from all over the world. The empire’s developments were also presented here: the first Russian car, a water filtration system, an electric tram.
From 1932 to 1990, Nizhny Novgorod was named Gorky. During this period, the region became an industrial giant, and its residents contributed to the victory in the Great Patriotic War.
Today the region became a popular tourist and cultural center.
Photo: ANCO Institute for Urban Environment Development of the Nizhny Novgorod Region
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Аудиогид по стенду Нижегородской области
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Expo News
New Year tree of the Novgorod region: Krestetsky snowflakes and the ringing of Valdai bells
Ornaments and patterns of the unique "Krestetsky stitching" found their place in the decor and large snowflakes of the New Year fir tree at VDNH.
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Christmas tree of the Nizhny Novgorod region: the famous matryoshka dolls and Zykina’s khokhloma

One of the unique features of the Nizhny Novgorod region is the fact that almost all existing types of folk arts and crafts production are concentrated in its territory.