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The City of Novgorod

Novgorod is the fourth largest city in Russia after Moscow, St. Petersburg and Novosibirsk. It is located in the north of Russia at the confluence of the Oka and the Volga rivers, was separated from the rest of country by the swamps.

Nizhny Novgorod sits in the center of the region. It is surrounded by eight cities Dzerzhinsk, Balakhna, Zavolzhe, Bor, Kstovo, Bogorodsk, Gorodets, and Pavlovo. It occupies more than 74,750 square kilometers, which is larger than the space occupied by blend of Belgium, Denmark and the Netherlands. The city is a home of more than 1,310,000 people.

Novgorod was the main Russian port for many centuries and was important for Baltic Sea trade, so the city participated in the Hansa Union (the union of the richest Baltic ports).

Also, one of the main routes for medieval Europe lead through Novgorod, and it was on the way from Northern Europe to Rome Empire and Constantinople.
The City of Novgorod

Nizhni Novgorod has been an economical and cultural center of the vast Volga Vyatsky region. Of special industrial importance are the suburbs of Novgorod: Dzerzhinsk, Bor and Kstovo.

The city of Nizhny Novgorod attracts tourists with its amazing landmarks that represent the city. The city of Nizhny Novgorod has a highly developed transport infrastructure. Railways, motor roads, water and airways link the city with other regions. The city has three railway stations; a river port and an international airport help tourists from all parts of the world to reach here conveniently. It also has five seas through which water transport is available. Buses, trams, trolley buses, a subway and taxis represent the city's public transport.

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