Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Russia: Nizhny Novgorod

Today I received a card from Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. Its a city with a population of 1,250,619, the fifth largest city in Russia and the administrative center of Nizhny Novgorod Oblast. From 1932 to 1990, it was known as Gorky after the writer Maxim Gorky who was born there. The city is an important economic, transportation and cultural center of Russia and the vast Volga-Vyatka economic region. It is located about 400 km east of Moscow.

The city is located ant the confluence of two great rivers, the Oka and the Volga. On the card you can see the place where the Oka falls into the Volga. It's called 'Strelka'. In the background you can see Aleksander Nevsky Cathedral.

The stamps are matching to the city!

left: Russian Kremlins - Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin - Issued: 01-10-2009
mid: The 400th Anniversary of the Reunification of the Russian State (Minin & Pozharsky Monument) - Issued: 14-06-2012
right: Coat of Arms - City of Nizhny Novgorod - Issued: 16-06-2015

Thanks Julia for this card and choosing the nice stamps!

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