Nizhny Novgorod’s Kremlin

The Kremlin of Nizhny Novgorod is a unique defensive set of buildings from the early 16th century. It was built strictly following the rule of engineering and was never taken by the enemy. On the ground of the Kremlin stand the Cathedral of Archangel Michael built at the time of the city’s foundation. The contemporary building was erected in 1631 so as to commemorate the victory of the national’s militia. It was the church used by the Grand Pinces of Nizhny Novgorod and contains the graves of some of their descendants. In the Kremlin is also located the building of the city’s Administration and the house of the Governor, respectively built in 1837 and 1841. Today, the City’s Art Museum is also in the Kremlin. From Saint George tower were built the Chkalovskaya stairs leading to the river. They were built between 1943 and 1949 and are considered as a commemorative monument for the victory in the battle of Stalingrad.
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