Nizhny Novgorod, a large city in the Central Russia, has gained the right to host matches of the group stage and one round of last 16 match of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The city population makes 1.3 million. Upon this indication Nizhny Novgorod is the fifth city of Russia.
Nizhny Novgorod was founded in 1221 at the confluence of two large rives Volga and Oka. The city is very attractive for tourists: the most beautiful natural landscapes are crossed with ancient Russian architecture. The city is very favorably located geographically. Nizhny Novgorod enters the Volzhsky cluster (together with Kazan, Samara, Volgograd and Saransk), however is also located near the capital of Russia — Moscow.
Nizhny Novgorod Stadium on the city map:
There is only 400 km between Nizhny Novgorod and Moscow. Trains cover this distance in 3-6 hours, therefore the train is the most convenient transport between these cities. About 20 trains go daily between Nizhny Novgorod and Moscow. From Nizhny Novgorod it is also possible to go by train to Saint Petersburg (14-hour trip), Kazan (8 hours), Saransk (6 hours), Yekaterinburg (20-hour trip) and Samara (15 hours).
The Nizhny Novgorod Airport is within the city, 18 km from the downtown. The airport is called Strigino, in passenger traffic it is the 25th in Russia. The airport is not very popular because of proximity to Moscow. It is easier to get to the capital by train.
The airport history begins since the far 1939 when on the place of the current air terminal a rough airstrip appeared. Regular flights from the Nizhny Novgorod Airport have started since 1967. In 2016 specially by the World Cup in Strigino the new terminal was opened. One can get to airport by buses 11 and 20.
City transport in Nizhny Novgorod is presented by buses, trolleybuses and trams. There is the two-line metro in the city.
The Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in the downtown area on Spit has to be completed by the World Cup. It will be possible to get from the city center to the sports arena on foot, by metro: they are planning to open a new station near by the tournament start.
Nizhny Novgorod is one of the main tourist centers in Russia. The city is located in the picturesque place of the confluence of the Volga and Oka rivers, and also has over 900-year history. The main historical buildings were erected in the 18—19 centuries and perfectly remained.
Bolshaya Pokrovskaya street
Bolshaya Pokrovskaya street is a historical street in the center of Nizhny Novgorod. It is considered the main city street.
The spit of the Oka and Volga rivers
The place shaking with its beauty where the Oka River falls into the Volga.
Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin
The Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin is an official residence of the Government of the Nizhny Novgorod Region.
Chkalov Staircase connects the Upper Volga and Lower Volga embankments.
The climate of Nizhny Novgorod is moderate and continental. Summer in the city is dry but not hot. The expected temperature at the late June is 18-20 °C.