Host Cities

Nizhny Novgorod
1,25 million
Stadium Nizhny Novgorod Stadium
Birthplace of Maxim Gorky

About the city

Nizhny Novgorod is located 400 km east of Moscow and is known as the connecting point for central Russia and the Volga region, Nizhny Novgorod was founded at the place where Oka river empties into the Volga – and it remains Russia’s center of river tourism The Oka river divides Nizhny Novgorod into two parts – the Upper City, or Nagornaya Chast’ (Mountainous), and the more modern Lower City, or Zarechnaya Chast’ (Behind the River). In Nizhny Novgorod, one can find a blend of magnificence and provincial charm. Visitors come from all over Russia and abroad to admire beautiful architecture and picturesque landscapes, and to experience the city’s unique atmosphere.

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