Nizhny Novgorod region
Location — central part of the Russian Federation
Founded — 1929
Area — 76.900 square kilometers
Population — 3 340 inhabitants
Administrative center – Nizhny Novgorod, capital of Privolzhsky Federal District
Climate — moderately continental (average temperature in winter -12, in summer +19)
Principal river — the Volga
The Nizhny Novgorod land is proud of its old merchant towns – Gorodets (1152), Arzamas (1552), Balakhna (XVI), Semenov (XVIII), making it unique, the legendary lake Svetloyar and the town of Kitezh. A real Mecca for lovers of Russian literature and history is Bolshoe Boldino Village, the Pushkin family estate. It is the place where Alexander Pushkin created 50 of his best works –masterpieces of world literature. The Nizhny Novgorod Region is considered to be one of the most multi-confessional regions in Russia. It hosts churches of almost all Christian confessions, mosques and a synagogue. Twelve acting monasteries function in the region and among them are: Diveevsky (XIX), Makaryevsky (XVII), Pechyorsky (XIV-XVII) and Blagoveschensky monasteries (XIII-XX).
Our region has about 50 health resorts and recreation centers for all types of vacations. Nature lovers will surely admire our Kerzhensky national park which is one of UNESCO biosphere reserves. For extreme travel lovers, jet airplane flights on MiG-29 and MiG-31 are legally organized for tourists, as well as ekranoplan rides in the harbor of the Gorky Sea near the city of Chkalovsk. Nowadays the Nizhny Novgorod Region offers its tourists a new, high-quality and quite reasonably priced touristic product which includes famous historical and architectural monuments, unique landscapes and reserves, modern hotels, restaurants and cafes, comfortable transport, efficient guides and interpreters.