Than Nizhny Novgorod is good?
were used to say Earlier: “ Moscow - heart of Russia, St. Petersburg - her head, and a purse - Nizhny Novgorod “. And with money, as they say, do not joke.
Nizhny Novgorod - the city rich, the city where history the Russian, the city of monasteries and shrines, the city where the great rivers Oka and Volga merge was managed.
Nizhny Novgorod was founded in 1221 by the Vladimir prince Yury Vsevolodovich.
Later derevyanno - earth strengthenings were replaced three centuries by stone laying of the Kremlin.
B the Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin was finally built 1515. And everything began with the Ivanovo tower in 1500. Then 12 more towers rose. Alas, wind of historical changes or a sudden landslide carried away the Zachatsky tower irrevocably. So, thanks to the Moscow architects, we were reached by 12 towers of the Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin: Tower of St. George, Borisoglebsk tower, White tower, Ivanovo tower, Clock tower, Northern (Ilyinskaya) tower, Taynitsky tower, Koromyslova tower, Nikolskaya Tower, Storeroom tower, Dmitrovsky tower , and, at last, Powder .
Residents of Nizhny Novgorod remember the legend connected with the name of the Koromyslovy tower. And business was so: in the 16th century the city was besieged by the Astrakhan Tatars. Cunning enemies tried to take the Kremlin, and approached its walls at night. In the morning one of residents of Nizhny Novgorod left on water with a yoke. Also she had to accept unequal battle with Tatars. Killed about ten foes with a yoke while someone did not manage to kill her with a saber. The fairy tale - lie and in it a hint. Thought - Tatars thought: if women are so brave and brave here what soldiers here. And from trouble went back home.
Nevertheless, there is also other version of the name. It is considered that construction of the Kremlin began with the Koromyslovy tower. By pagan traditions that construction took place smoothly, it was necessary “ to put “ to the base any living being. A tower, the first to the basis, the girl, with a bucket on a yoke, going on water on the river to Pochayn came. And buried it, together with a bucket and a yoke.
In the territory of the Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin today is Mikhaylo`s - Archangel`s Cathedral - the most ancient construction in the Kremlin. In a cathedral Kozma Minin is buried. Yes, that Minin who together with the prince Pozharsky headed a national militia in the Time of Troubles, at the Polish intervention.
Nizhny Novgorod is rich in miracles. Miracles ancient and fertile. I will tell about some of them.
of Serafimo - Diveevsky women`s monastery - one of orthodox Mecca Russia. Exactly there were upokoyena of power of blessed Seraphim of Sarov. And every day pilgrims not only from all Russia, but also the world aspire here to be influenced by all grace of the Saint and to feel a miracle of a sacred Sarovsky source.
Christmas (Stroganovskaya) church - a live monument of the Russian baroque. Repeatedly burning and restored anew as if a bird the Phoenix, Nativity Church accepts all believers and is a national monument history.
Boldino - creative monastery of A.S. Pushkin. Throughout four centuries of Boldino belonged to one of noble childbirth of Russia - Pushkin` family. Now the Mansion in Boldino - the last escaped house belonging to Pushkin` family. Here passed “ Boldino autumn “ (1830) A.S. Pushkina - the period of the highest creativity in life of the poet. And more than half a century ago in the village Big Boldino was based the Pushkin memorial estate to 150 - to the anniversary since the birth of the great poet.
For the inhabitant Nizhny Novgorod - the city silent and cozy, quiet and native. Nizhny Novgorod has even the smell. It smells of
“ scoop “. But “ scoop “ in good sense. Is not present and will flash from - under floors a sign or on the street of eyes will hook on something such from what will so with pleasure jam heart.
Nizhny Novgorod, let and not the capital of our immense Homeland, but there are still live the Soviet bottles. Pothouses. Big-bellied, with a short neck. Not a couple to the western design. And beer in them is poured Nizhny Novgorod “ Oka “. By the way, now in Nizhny Novgorod too still it is necessary to look for such bottles.
The inhabitant or the tourist, get used to the Nizhny Novgorod subway. It is cool, it scolds to goosebumps. Prepare a trifle, the inhabitant. Wanted to pass in the Nizhny Novgorod subway - bought a zhetonchik. And any to you capital cards, modern turnstiles: threw a zhetonchik and, please, slide on all stations. Far, however, you will not leave. The Nizhny Novgorod subway - small, only two branches. An autofactory branch, red, and Sormovskaya - green. Total fourteen stations - ride, I do not want. Choose any place and settle more conveniently, doors are closed! We go further.
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