Nizhny Novgorod Then and Now

Pokrovskaya street
Nizhny Novgorod, 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. So I would like to share some old and new images of Nizhny Novgorod. Nizhny Novgorod in XIX, at the beginning of XX centuries and today. 19 More images after the break...
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