At the confluence of the Volga and Oka Rivers rises Nizhny Novgorod, the "third city of Russia". After Moscow and St. Petersburg, this city is an important cultural and historical center that every year brings many visitors from around the world!
Don't miss the main attractions in the city center as the Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin, Bolshaya Pokrovskaya Street - the main pedestrian street with many bars and cafés and also the Blagoveschensky Monastery. Once you checked all the touristic highlights, continue the exploration of the city - ride a cable car up to Bor, drink a beer with locals at the Chkalov Staircase and visit the National Centre of Contemporary Art, one of the best modern art galleries in this area. In Nizhny Novgorod there is also lots to do for the historical geeks - here you can visit the house-museum of Maxim Gorky as well as the place in which Andrei Sakharov was incarcerated till he received a phone call from none other than Michail Gorbachev - and the original phone is still in the apartment!