Today we continue our video tour to Russian cities. And today we visit beautiful Nizhniy Novgorod (Нижний Новгород)!
For our readers who wants to know more about Nizhny Novgorod (Nizhniy Novgorod):
Nizhny Novgorod was founded on the confluence of the two great Russian rivers – the Volga and the Oka – by Prince Yuri (George) Vsevolodovich in 1221 as a strong standpoint of defending the Russian frontiers from Mordvinians, Cheremisians and Tatars. The City got its name “Nizhny” may be because of its location on the “Lower” lands comparing with Novgorod the Great or with the so called “Old Little Town” that was situated four kilometers up the Oka-river, the record of which could be found in literature till the beginning of the 17th century.
The first wood-ground fortress had an extremely favorable, in the military strategic respect, position – a mountain rising above the confluence of the Volga and the Oka, which was perfectly protected by a deep moat from one side, and the steep crumble cliffs of the river bank from the other. During the first years there were two white-stone cathedrals built in the Kremlin – it testified to the fact that the town claimed to a particular role in the system of the lands of Vladimir-Susdal Russia, but the Mongol-Tatar invasion destroyed these intentions….
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Have a good day,
Svet and Kyle
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