Nizhny Novgorod is one of the oldest cities in Russia, it is often called the “Volga Capital”. The city stands at the confluence of two large rivers, the Volga and the Oka. The main attraction of the old Nizhny Novgorod is the Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin – a unique ensemble combining the severity of the medieval fortress walls and towers and the severity of the classical buildings of the XIX century.

Modern Nizhny Novgorod is the fifth most populated city in Russia, whose uniqueness lies in the combination of the richness of history and culture with the modern industrial power and greatness of nature.