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Nizhny Novgorod (Russian: Нижний Новгород; [ˈnʲiʐnʲɪj ˈnovɡərət]), colloquially shortened to Nizhny, is, with the population of 1,250,615, the fifth largest city in Russia, ranking after Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk, and Yekaterinburg. It is the economic and cultural center of the vast Volga-Vyatka economic region, and also the administrative center of Nizhny Novgorod Oblast and Volga Federal District.
From 1932 to 1990, the city was known as Gorky,  after the writer Maxim Gorky who was born there.
The city is an important economic, transport and cultural center of the Russian Federation.
Boat Station
N.Novgorod, Russia, 2011

Annunciation Monastery
N.Novgorod, Russia, 2011
view of the Church of St. Sergius of Radonezhskogo
N.Novgorod, Russia, 5 april 2012