Nizhny Novgorod (Russia)

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Nizhny Novgorod (shortened Nizhny) is a Volga River cruise port and major city in Russia (Volga Federal District). Nizhny is located approx 400 km (250 mi) east of Russia's capital city Moscow. By population (over 2,25 million) the city is ranked Russia's 5th largest - after Moscow, St Petersburg, Novosibirsk, and Ekaterinburg.

In the period 1932-1990, the city was named Gorky (Горький) - after the born here Russian writer Maxim Gorky (Alexei Maximovich Peshkov, 1868-1936). Nizhny Novgorod is the Volga-Vyatka region's center of science, education, and culture. It is also Russia's 3rd largest river cruise industry city (after Moscow and St Petersburg). The city's architecture features numerous universities, museums, theaters, Orthodox churches.

Nizhny Novgorod is among Russia's top-developed IT Industry cities in terms of software research and development (R&D) providers. Among the largest employers is the Intel company, which has here a big R&D center and a major datacenter. Several major offshore outsourcing software companies, among which Bell Integrator, Itseez, Tecom, Luximax, MERA Networks, RealEast Networks, Auriga, SoftDrom, Teleca, are also based in the city.

I25 scientific R&D institutions and 33 higher educational institutions (including State University, State Technical University, State Medical Academy, Institute of Information Technologies) are headquartered in the city. The city is among Russia's all 4 sites with an IT-oriented technology park (favorable tax and customs policy zone). However, engineering is the city economy's leading industry and is mainly transportation-oriented - the building of aircraft, automobiles, ships (new design), diesel engines, machine tools.

Among the city's largest building plants are Gorky Automobile Plant (cars, trucks, armored personnel carriers), Krasnoye Sormovo (shipbuilding - river and sea vessels, submarines), Sokol (airplanes, jets), Hydromash (hydraulic machinery), Nitel (TVs), RUMO (diesel generators) and Krasny Yakor (anchor chains).

Nizhny Novgorod is a major Volga River shipping hub for both cargo and passenger vessels. During summer months, cruise ships operate on the itinerary route between Nizhny Novgorod, Moscow, St Petersburg, and Astrakhan. Hydrofoils are also operated on the river during summer.

Nizhny Novgorod cruise terminal

Among the Russian cruise ships visiting Nizhny Novgorod are the VODOHOD-owned boats MS Kuchkin, MS Pushkin, MS Suvorov, MS Zhukov, MS Korotkov, MS Novgorod, MS Frunze, MS Gorky, MS Budyonny, MS Belinsky, MS Sobolev.

Departure ports are SaratovVolgogradPermSamara, SaratovKazanAstrakhanRostov-on-DonCheboksaryMoscowSt Petersburg. The VODOVOD-operated routes (excluding itineraries through Novgorod) are:

  • Novgorod-Kazan-Novgorod (4-5-day cruisetour)
  • Novgorod-Makarievo-Novgorod (2-day cruisetour)
  • Novgorod-Kostroma-Novgorod (3-day cruisetour)
  • Novgorod-Goritsy-Novgorod, and Novgorod-Yelabuga-Novgorod (5-6-day cruisetour)
  • Novgorod-Kazan-Yelabuga-Novgorod (6-day cruisetour)
  • Novgorod-Astrakhan-Bulgarians-Novgorod (13-day cruisetour)
  • Novgorod-Ulyanovsk-Bulgarians-Novgorod (5-day cruisetour)
  • Novgorod-Astrakhan-Novgorod (13-day cruisetour)
  • Novgorod-Astrakhan (2 days)-Novgorod (14-day cruisetour)
  • Novgorod-Kalyazin-Moscow (2 days)-Tver-Novgorod (10-day cruisetour)
  • Saratov-Novgorod-Saratov (8-day cruisetour)
  • Novgorod-St Petersburg (6-day cruisetour)
  • Novgorod-Yaroslavl-Novgorod (4-day cruisetour)
  • Novgorod-St Petersburg (2 days)-Novgorod (13-day cruisetour)
  • Volgograd-Novgorod-Volgograd (10-day cruisetour)
  • Novgorod-Volgograd-Novgorod (10-day cruisetour)
  • Novgorod-Goritsy-Cherepovets (Vologda)-Novgorod (7-day cruisetour)
  • Novgorod-Perm-Volgograd-Novgorod (16-day cruisetour)
  • Novgorod-Karelia-St Petersburg (2 days)-Novgorod (15-day cruisetour)
  • Novgorod-Karelia-Novgorod (14-day cruisetour)
  • Samara-Novgorod (4-day cruisetour)
  • Novgorod-Tver-Novgorod (7-day cruisetour)
  • Novgorod-Samara-Novgorod (6-day cruisetour)
  • Novgorod-Perm (5-day cruisetour)
  • Novgorod-Myshkin-Novgorod (5-day cruisetour)
  • Samara-Novgorod-Perm-Samara (12-day cruisetour)
  • Novgorod-Perm-Samara-Novgorod (13-day cruisetour)
  • Novgorod-Perm-Novgorod (10-day cruisetour)
  • St Petersburg-Novgorod, and Novgorod-St Petersburg (6-7-day cruisetour)
  • Rostov-on-Don-Novgorod (9-day cruisetour)
  • Novgorod-Rostov-on-Don (7-day cruisetour)
  • Novgorod-Rostov-on-Don-Novgorod (16-day cruisetour)
  • Novgorod-Uglich-Novgorod (5-day cruisetour)
  • Samara-Novgorod-Samara (5-6-day cruisetour)
  • Moscow-Ryazan-Kasimov-Pavlovo-Novgorod-Murom-Kasimov-Konstantinovo-Moscow (9-day cruisetour)
  • Novgorod-Moscow (2 days)-Novgorod (9-day cruisetour)
  • Novgorod-Moscow-Novgorod (8-day cruisetour)
  • Novgorod-Cheboksary-Novgorod (3-day cruisetour)
  • Novgorod-Cheboksary-Moscow (7-day cruisetour)
  • Moscow-Novgorod-Moscow (7-day cruisetour)
  • Novgorod-Dubna-Novgorod (7-day cruisetour)
  • Novgorod-Tchaikovsky-Novgorod (7-day cruisetour)