Nizhny Novgorod: Now And Then, Part 2

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We’ve already told you about Nizhny Novgorod and changes which it has undergone. These’re more pictures for you to check:

In the picture: The Palace Of Pioneers.

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Gorky Square.

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Gorky Square and a monument to Maxim Gorky.

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Another photo of Gorky Square, but obviously it was taken earlier than the previous one.

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Sverdlovskaya (Pokrovskaya) Street, 1969.

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A march of Communists was very much to the point.

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Drama Theater, 1956.

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Minin Square, 1955.

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‘Hotel Rossiya’.

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Medical University, 1952.

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A monument to Chkalov.

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The inscription ‘to Stalin’s man’ has been deleted.

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1952.

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Building 1, Minin Street.

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A bookfair on Minin Street.

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Minin Square, 1953.

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One of the buildings of the Kremlin.

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The Kermlin, 1920s.

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Just one church is left.

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the 50s.

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Soviet (Minin) Square, the 20s.

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Minin Square, 1969.

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A monument to Minin.

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The first McDonalds in Nizhny Novgorod. ‘We will open in April 1997’.

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Oktyabr (October) Cinema, 2000.

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A church.
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Two of its domes are gone.

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Near the riverside station.

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Alexander Nevsky Street, 1890s.

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Napolnaya Street leading to the outskirts of the city.

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The church is the only thing left from the past.

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They say that Peter I stayed in this house on the left twice. After that they made it a pub and named it ‘The House of Peter I’, which was later turned into an underground concert platform for local bands. In 2005 localĀ  administration put a ban on organization of places of entertainment in historic buildings.

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Now it’s half-abandoned.

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A pontoon bridge.

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They replaced it with a regular one.

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A church and the elevator of the Kremlin.

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The Oka River embarkment.

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Now it’s Chernigovskaya Street.

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The Ivanov Gate.

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Almost nothing’s changed.

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Another elevator.

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It’s no longer here.

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A railway station and a mill.

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The station was closed in 1974.

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A theological seminary and a consistory.

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Now it’s the Pedagogical University.

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This is the main building of Nizhny Novgorod Fair.

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Rozhdestvenskaya Street.

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Rozhdestvenskaya Street and a bank on the left.

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Rozhdestvenskaya Street near the pontoon bridge.

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Fair booths, 1900s.

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Bolshaya Pokrovskaya Street.

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Another view of Nizhny Novgorod.

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This is the city power station and another elevator.

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Near a flophouse, 1890s.

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The main building of Nizhny Novgorod Fair, 1890s.

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Location: Nizhny Novgorod

via 1, 2, 3, 4

11 thoughts on “Nizhny Novgorod: Now And Then, Part 2”

  1. I love things that are built to last.

    What is a “flophouse’ and is the Kremlin a little city of its own inside the big city ?

    • Flophouse is another word for “Doshouse”, a place for tramps etc to spend the night. You are correct about a kremlin being a city within a city. Usually the word kremlin is not translated, but it is actualy a citadel. All the old Russian cities have a kremlin

    • If you ever get the chance, geoff, read Maxim Gorky’s “Creatures that Once were Men,” written in 1897. It is a short story of exceptional quality.

  2. You`re fortunate to have the majority of the buildings and streets almost untouched. Not the case in Romania, especially in Bucharest, its capital. This could be the starting point of a much ampler study on the effect of the communism on old architecture.

  3. The pictures of of Gorky square are especially striking. Once filled with benches and full of people, now cold and lifeless. A fitting metaphor.

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