Nizhny Novgorod region
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.
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.