Nizhni Novgorod is the capital of Great Volga. Two geniuses reign here: beauty of nature and human talent. Two great Russian rivers - Volga and Oka, epochs and events of the whole Russian history get together. It is the city of Koulibin, Gorky, Lobachevsky, Dobrolyubov, Melnikov-Pecherskiy - it is the city of science and culture, classics and modernity.
Perhaps it is the most well-known city of the Nizhni Novgorod Region and not only in Russia but outside Russia as well because golden Khokhloma goods (one can call it the main souvenir from Russia) “go” to many countries exactly from here. The city of Semenov that is the capital of golden Khokhloma is located in the left-bank part of the Nizhni Novgorod Region in the catchment of meandering forest river Kerzhenets, on the bank of quiet river Sanohta.
Gorodets is the most festive city in Russia! The whole streets of houses, decorated with carving, laced smokestacks and doorsteps and at the same place the arbor of the 12th century, the museum quarter. It is the city of masters and their creations: joyful painting, wood carving, gold embroidery and, of course, gingerbreads - the most delicious business in Russia!
The Holy Trinity Seraphim-Diveyevo Convent is one of the most important places for orthodox pilgrims. Here there are hallows of blessed Seraphim Sarovskiy, one of the most revered saints of Russian Orthodox Church. This convent is the only abode of the Holy Mother in Russia, it is under her special auspices. There is the saint Groove here that “Queen of Heaven has measured with her belt”, here sacred springs help to heal spirit and body.
It is the city of buses «PAZ», famous throughout the whole country, steel knives and locks of absolutely various sizes and shapes. It is the city, where people are always keen on something: they grow lemons, raise canaries, breed fighting geese. Numerous monuments and events confirm it. The city look is immensely interesting as well: it is located on the right bank of Oka, rugged topography, merchant houses - it looks like the younger brother of Nizhni Novgorod.