23 Sights in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia (with Map and Images)

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Here you can find interesting sights in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. Click on a marker on the map to view details about the sight. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 23 sights are available in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia.

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1. Истребитель ЛА-7

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Истребитель ЛА-7 Alan Wilson from Stilton, Peterborough, Cambs, UK / CC BY-SA 2.0

The Lavochkin La-7 was a piston-engined single-seat Soviet fighter aircraft developed during World War II by the Lavochkin Design Bureau. It was a development and refinement of the Lavochkin La-5, and the last in a family of aircraft that had begun with the LaGG-1 in 1938. Its first flight was in early 1944 and it entered service with the Soviet Air Forces later in the year. A small batch of La-7s was given to the Czechoslovak Air Force the following year, but it was otherwise not exported. Armed with two or three 20 mm (0.8 in) cannon, it had a top speed of 661 kilometers per hour (411 mph). The La-7 was felt by its pilots to be at least the equal of any German piston-engined fighter. It was phased out in 1947 by the Soviet Air Force, but served until 1950 with the Czechoslovak Air Force.

Wikipedia: Lavochkin La-7 (EN)

2. Зенитная пушка 52-К

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Зенитная пушка 52-К Музей отечественной военной истории / CC BY-SA 4.0

The 85 mm air defense gun M1939 (52-K) was an 85 mm (3.3 in) Soviet anti-aircraft gun, developed under guidance of leading Soviet designers M. N. Loginov and G. D. Dorokhin. This gun was successfully used throughout the German-Soviet War against level bombers and other high- and medium-altitude targets. In emergencies they were utilized as powerful anti-tank weapons. The barrel of the 52-K was the basis for the family of 85-mm Soviet tank guns. After the war some 52-Ks were refitted for peaceful purposes as anti-avalanche guns in mountainous terrain.

Wikipedia: 85 mm air defense gun M1939 (52-K) (EN)

3. Русский музей фотографии

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The Russian Museum of Photografia in Nizhny Novgorod is a municipal cultural institution in nizhny Novgorod, Russia. The museum has an extensive collection of photographic equipment, photo literature, photographs of the XIX-XX centuries. On the basis of the Russian Museum of Photography, such significant photo events of Russian and international scale as the Volga Biennale, the Light Painting Festival, as well as the Nizhny Novgorod Regional Photography Festival are held. In 2007-2010, the annual Russian Photographic Festival of Youth was held here.

Wikipedia: Русский музей фотографии (RU)

4. Бронеавтомобиль БА-64

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The BA-64 was a Soviet four-wheeled armoured scout car. Built on the chassis of a GAZ-64 or GAZ-67 jeep, it incorporated a hull loosely modeled after that of the Sd. Kfz. 221. The BA-64 was developed between July and November 1941 to replace the BA-20 then in service with armoured car units of the Red Army. Cheap and exceptionally reliable, it would later become the most common Soviet wheeled armoured fighting vehicle to enter service during World War II, with over 9,000 being manufactured before production ended.

Wikipedia: BA-64 (EN)

5. Рубка подводной лодки С-13

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S-13 was a Stalinets-class submarine of the Soviet Navy. Her keel was laid down by Krasnoye Sormovo in Gorky on 19 October 1938. She was launched on 25 April 1939 and commissioned on 31 July 1941 in the Baltic Fleet, under the command of Captain Pavel Malantyenko. The submarine is best known for the 1945 sinking of Wilhelm Gustloff, a German military transport ship/converted cruise ship. With a career total of 44,701 GRT sunk or damaged, she is the highest-scoring Soviet submarine in history.

Wikipedia: Soviet submarine S-13 (EN)

6. БРДМ-2

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The BRDM-2 is an amphibious armoured scout car used by states that were part of the Soviet Union and its allies. It was also known under the designations BTR-40PB, BTR-40P-2 and GAZ 41-08. This vehicle, like many other Soviet designs, has been exported extensively and is in use in at least 38 countries. It was intended to replace the older BRDM-1, and has improved amphibious capabilities and better armament compared to its predecessor.

Wikipedia: BRDM-2 (EN)

7. Артиллерия СУ-76

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The SU-76 was a Soviet light self-propelled gun used during and after World War II. The SU-76 was based on a lengthened version of the T-70 light tank chassis and armed with the 76 mm divisional gun M1942 (ZiS-3). Its quite simple construction and multipurpose combat role made it the second most produced Soviet armoured fighting vehicle of World War II, after the T-34 medium tank.

Wikipedia: SU-76 (EN)

8. УР-67

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The UR-67 was a Soviet mine clearance plant. It was created on the basis of the BTR-50PK amphibious armored personnel carrier. It entered service in 1968. In 1978, instead of the UR-67, the production of the next generation of mine clearance installations UR-77 was established. Currently, the UR-67 in the troops of the Russian Armed Forces is absent.

Wikipedia: УР-67 (RU)

9. Нижегородский острог

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Nizhny Novgorod Ostrog is a former prison in the historical center of Nizhny Novgorod. Ostrog is a complex from prison and an administrative building. Built in the form of a rectangle with four towers in the corners. The entire territory is surrounded by a brick wall. Currently used as a museum. Located at: Nizhny Novgorod, pl. Freedom, 2a.

Wikipedia: Нижегородский острог (RU)

10. Г. И. Петровский

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Grigory Ivanovich Petrovsky was a Ukrainian Soviet politician and Old Bolshevik. He participated in signing the Treaty on the Creation of the USSR and the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk. Petrovsky was Communist Party leader in Ukraine until 1938, and one of the officials responsible for implementing Stalin's policy of collectivization.

Wikipedia: Grigory Petrovsky (EN)

11. БТР-70

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БТР-70 This picture has been taken by Andrew Butko. Contact e-mail: abutko@gmail.com. Do not copy this image illegally by ignoring the terms of the СС-BY-SA or GNU FDL licenses, as it is not in the public domain. Other photos see here. / CC BY-SA 3.0

The BTR-70 is an eight-wheeled armored personnel carrier originally developed by the Soviet Union during the late 1960s under the manufacturing code GAZ-4905. On August 21, 1972, it was accepted into Soviet service and would later be widely exported. Large quantities were also produced under license in Romania as the TAB-77.

Wikipedia: BTR-70 (EN)

12. «Катюша» БМ-13

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The BM-13 was a Soviet rocket artillery combat vehicle of the Great Patriotic War, the most massive Soviet combat vehicle (BM) of this class. Best known by the popular nickname "Katyusha", the soldiers of Nazi Germany called it "Stalin's organ" because of the sound emitted by the plumage of missiles.

Wikipedia: БМ-13 (RU)

13. Я. М. Свердлову

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Я. М. Свердлову Bestalex / CC0 1.0

The monument to Y. M. Sverdlov in Nizhny Novgorod is located in the square on the corner of Bolshaya Pokrovskaya and Oktyabrskaya streets. The opening of the monument took place on November 5, 1957. The authors of the project were sculptors P. I. Gusev and N. M. Chugurin, architect V. N. Rymarenko.

Wikipedia: Памятник Я. М. Свердлову (Нижний Новгород) (RU)

14. Т-10М

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The T-10 was a Soviet heavy tank of the Cold War, the final development of the IS tank series. During development, it was called IS-8 and IS-9. It was accepted into production in 1952 as the IS-10, but due to the political climate in the wake of Stalin's death in 1953, it was renamed T-10.

Wikipedia: T-10 tank (EN)

15. Памятник Н.А. Добролюбову

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Памятник Н.А. Добролюбову Torin / Общественное достояние

The monument to N. A. Dobrolyubov is located in the city of Nizhny Novgorod, in the square on Teatralnaya Square, on the right side of the building of the Academic Drama Theater. Here nearby was the house in which the literary critic, publicist N. A. Dobrolyubov (1836-1861) was born.

Wikipedia: Памятник Н. А. Добролюбову (Нижний Новгород) (RU)

16. Театр оперы и балета

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Nizhny Novgorod State Academic Opera and Ballet Theater named after A. S. Pushkin - Nizhny Novgorod Theater, founded in 1935 as the Gorky Opera and Ballet Theater. Located in the Soviet district of Nizhny Novgorod. The number of places in the auditorium is 1152.

Wikipedia: Нижегородский государственный академический театр оперы и балета имени А. С. Пушкина (RU)

17. Домик Каширина

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Kashirina’s house is a museum located in Nizhny Novgorod, the postal congress, 21, in the house of Grandfather M. Gorky (A. M. Peshkov) on the maternal line. The object of cultural heritage of the peoples of the Russian Federation of federal significance.

Wikipedia: Домик Каширина (RU)

18. 57-мм пушка ЗиС-3

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The ZiS-2 is a Soviet 57 mm anti-tank gun used during World War II. The ZiS-4 is a version of the gun that was meant to be installed in tanks. ZiS stands for Zavod imeni Stalina, the official title of Artillery Factory No. 92, which produced the gun first.

Wikipedia: 57 mm anti-tank gun M1943 (ZiS-2) (EN)

19. 76-мм пушка ЗиС-3

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The 76-mm divisional gun M1942 (ZiS-3) was a Soviet 76.2 mm divisional field gun used during World War II. ZiS was a factory designation and stood for Zavod imeni Stalina, the honorific title of Artillery Factory No. 92, which first constructed this gun.

Wikipedia: 76 mm divisional gun M1942 (ZiS-3) (EN)

20. БТР-80

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The BTR-80 is an 8×8 wheeled amphibious armoured personnel carrier (APC) designed in the USSR. It was adopted in 1985 and replaced the previous vehicles, the BTR-60 and BTR-70, in the Soviet Army. It was first deployed during the Soviet–Afghan War.

Wikipedia: BTR-80 (EN)

21. Губернаторский сад

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Governor's Garden is a park located in the historical center of Nizhny Novgorod, within the Kremlin in Nizhny Novgorod. Designed in 1836 by Franz Semenovich Perzel, chief gardener of the Kremlin architectural expedition, the style is English.

Wikipedia: Губернаторский сад (Нижний Новгород) (RU)

22. Побег из ада

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Побег из ада OTFW, Berlin / CC BY-SA 3.0

The escape of the Devyataev group is the escape of a group of ten Soviet prisoners of war, led by a fighter-fighter M. P. Devyatayev, on a German-bomber Heinkel He 111, 1945, from a German concentration camp at the Penemushand training camp.

Wikipedia: Побег группы Девятаева (RU)

23. Василий Маргелов

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Василий Маргелов Министерство обороны Российской Федерации / CC BY 4.0

Vasily Filippovich Margelov was a Red Army General who was the commander of the Soviet Airborne Forces (VDV) from 1954 to 1959 and from 1961–1979. Margelov modernized the VDV and was a Hero of the Soviet Union.

Wikipedia: Vasily Margelov (EN)

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