Bor now is one of the largest business and industrial centers in the region. More than thirty large and medium-sized enterprises located here. Bor Glass Company is famous beyond Russian borders because it produces a very popular type of triplex glass. They supply it to many large Russian and foreign factories: to Germany, Finland, Bulgaria - all in all to more than 30 different European, Asian and African countries.
Bor is also famous for its successful investment policy. The Bor district leads in the ranking of the amount of foreign investments raised, among all towns and districts in the region.
Since the longest cableway in Europe connected Nizhny Novgorod and Bor, the district’s popularity has started to grow at an exponential rate. The cableway is a comfortable means of transport as well as an independent tourist attraction on the banks of the Volga River. In the Bor district, there are some treatment and health resorts.
The district’s history is rich with events and legends. One of them tells about a wonder-working icon in Rozhnovo village.
A few ancient houses as well as merchants’ mansions that have survived to this day recall the town’s past. There are a few churches preserved from the 18th – to the beginning of the 20th century.
In 1938 Borovskaya Sloboda acquired the status of a town. One of the most majestic cathedrals of the Bor district is located here – the Cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan. Malinovsky Hermitage also has outstanding history. It once was a shelter and spiritual center for the Old Believers and now it is under the state protection as a unique example of an Old Believers’ retreat preserved in the territory of Nizhny Novgorod region.
The Bor district has always been famous for its home crafts. Among the most prominent are milling, forging and embroidery. Currently, there are large manufacturing enterprises here such as “Bor Felt Boots Factory” and “Bor Felt Cloth Factory” that carry on the traditions. One can even find the “Museum of Felt Boots (Valenky)” here.
The Bor Ice cream Factory is especially popular among tourists. An ice cream festival is held in Bor annually.
Bor district is a rare combination of old traditions, which are represented in its architecture and the inhabitants love of the district’s history as well as for its modern progressive economy and social and cultural development.