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Nizhny Novgorod, Russia

Previously a closed city known simply as Gorky (after the famous writer, Maxim Gorky, who was born there), Nizhni Novgorod is a picturesque town set high on a hill above the Volga River, north-east of Moscow.

As Russia’s fifth largest city, Victory Day on May 9th was a sight to be seen – parades with military displays, fireworks over the river, crafts from times gone by, and such like.

A view over the Volga.

A view over the Volga.

Dancing outside the Kremlin.

Dancing outside the Kremlin.

Blinchki and coffee for lunch.

Blinchiki and coffee for lunch.

A craftsman hard at work.

A craftsman hard at work.

Jammin' on the balalaika...

Jammin’ on the balalaika…

A museum, of which I forget the name.

A museum, of which I forget the name.

Times gone by...

Times gone by…

A statue to Valery Pavlovich Chkalov -one of the pioneers of the over-the-arctic flight route.

A statue to Valery Pavlovich Chkalov – one of the pioneers of the over-the-Arctic flight route.

Sunset over the Volga.

Sunset over the Volga.

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