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    The trade and Confrence Center

    by Upstate1NY Updated Dec 21, 2005

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    Favorite thing: While I did not have occasion to visit this center I did notice it at night because of the elegant lighting work. So I have included it as just one more example of the Russian mastery of decorating with light. A rather plain building complex by day, becomes an artistic display by night!

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    Kremlin

    by Pablos_new Written Jan 18, 2005

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    Gorky is the former name of...

    by kittivitti Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Gorky is the former name of this city (it's named after Rusian communist Gorky). Now it's named Nizhny Novgorod.
    City population is 1.5 millions.
    It located 400 km to the East from Moscow in the place where river Oka joins river Volga.
    Nizhny Novgorod is considered the third major city of Russia, after Moscow and St.Petersburg.

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    If you want to explore not...

    by Anya_D Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Favorite thing: If you want to explore not only the capitals and big cities of Russia, but feel the spirit of the country, you might choose Murom as a site to visit. This city is relatively small now, but once it played an important role in the Russian state, and was the residence of Russian princes Gleb and Konstantin. It is one of the 5 oldest cities in Russia, that will celebrate their 1140 anniversary this year, so, it was founded in 862.

    Fondest memory: This city is one of the examples how Christianity was spreading in Russia: not through bloodshed, but by way of personal example of christian life. When Prince Gleb was sent to rule Murom in 11th century (and Gleb was Christian of course), the pagan population did not let him in and closed the doors of the city Kremlin (at that time Murom was surrounded by a wall). Gleb decided not to fight with them, but settled within one kilometer off the Kremlin. Gradually, the conflict was settled. Later Prince Konstantin ruled Murom, and again he had problems with the population who were reluctant to adopt christianity. Konstantin was requested to send his 9 year old son, Mikhail, to the Muromers as hostage, to prove that Konstantin did not have any hostile intentions against the city. Mikhail went to the Kremlin, but was killed by the perfidious Muromers. Even in this case Konstantin did not send his troops to take revenge, because it was not in line with the Christian religion. After this case, gradually, the Muromers started to realize that the new religion is not evil to them, and they accepted it.

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    visit the kremlin,it is like...

    by fabrice Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Favorite thing: visit the kremlin,it is like in moscow,although it is smaller

    Fondest memory: I asked a girl in the street:gde potchta? where is the post-office? and we stayed 8 hours together walking in the streets of the city;temperature was:-6°C

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    In Kreml there are also lot of...

    by msleinon Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Favorite thing: In Kreml there are also lot of these army things... There we saw also many couples who had just married. Okay, those two things had nothing in common but... anyway. From Kreml there are also nice view to see two rivers coming one (Volga and Oka (?)).

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    Visit famous 'Nizhegorodskaya...

    by kittivitti Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Visit famous 'Nizhegorodskaya Yarmarka';
    Visit famous Russian car plant GAZ;
    Take a ride on the metro

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    I'd say it's worth a visit to...

    by msleinon Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Favorite thing: I'd say it's worth a visit to go to Kreml area there. Although it's not as glam as the one in Moscow, I still liked it.
    And here's my friend running somewhere I guess

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