- There is also a town Velikiy Novgorod with Novgorod in its name
Nizhny Novgorod (Russian:Ни́жний Но́вгород, often shortened to Nizhny) is the fourth largest city in Russia. The first three are Moscow, St. Petersburg, and Novosibirsk. Nizhny Novgorod had a population of 1,311,252 in 2002, and one of 1,438,133 in 1989. 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 (Russian: Го́рький) after the writer Maxim Gorky.
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- Nizhny Novgorod City Government website Archived 2006-07-17 at the Wayback Machine (in English)
- Official website of Nizhny Novgorod State Art Museum Archived 2006-06-14 at the Wayback Machine (in Russian)
- Art Museum of Nizhny Novgorod (in English)
- http://www.nne.ru The Nizhny Novgorod and Arzamas Archdiocese (in Russian)
- VisitNizhny.com Information about tourism and entertainment in Nizhny Novgorod (in English)
- Nizhny Novgorod Online (in Russian)