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Tag Archives: Nizhny Novgorod
Don’t drive into the River Volga!
Nizhny Novgorod is a historic Russian city located where the Oka River meets the Volga. As you might expect, many roads lead to the water. In the middle of winter there is no difference between snow and ice, so signs […]
Posted in Everyday life Tagged motoring, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Volga River, winter 2 Comments
Freight trams of Europe
Trams are usually used to carry passengers, but across Europe there are a handful of tramway networks that also carry freight. Pure freight The best known in the English speaking world is the ‘CarGoTram‘ of Dresden, Germany. Photo by kaffeeeinstein, […]
Posted in Trams Tagged Austria, Berlin, Dresden, Frankfurt, freight trains, Germany, Kharkiv, Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, rail freight, Russia, Saint Petersburg, Switzerland, Tula, Ukraine, Vienna, Zurich 1 Comment
Roadside billboards in Russia
You’ve got to hand it to Russia – decades of communism haven’t affected their ability to get people to buy useless crap, if these billboards along the Volga River in Nizhny Novgorod are anything to go by. ‘High returns’ from […]
Posted in Everyday life Tagged advertising, banking, credit cards, finance, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, shopping Leave a comment
Builder’s plates on Russian-built trains
A builder’s plate indicates who built a particular piece of machinery, as well as the the model number, serial number, and date of manufacture. Here are some examples from the rolling stock of the railways of Russia and Ukraine. ЭД4МК […]
Posted in Trains Tagged Kiev Metro, Nizhny Novgorod, rail operations, Russia, Russian Railways, Ukraine Leave a comment
Tram stops in Russia
Tram tracks are quite obvious when they run down the street, but in Russia finding a tram stop can be a tad tricky.
Posted in Trams Tagged Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Saint Petersburg, tram stops Leave a comment
Riding the Nizhny Novgorod cable car
Cable cars are usually something associated with tourist resorts and snowfields, but they can be used for public transport – with the Russian city of Nizhny Novgorod being one example.
Posted in Tourism Tagged cable cars, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Volga River Leave a comment
Churches of Nizhny Novgorod
One thing struck me when exploring the old town of the Russian city of Nizhny Novgorod – just how many churches there were to see.
Posted in Everyday life Tagged Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, snow, winter Leave a comment
Exploring the Nizhny Novgorod metro
One of the places I spent some time in on my journey across Russia was Nizhny Novgorod – the fifth largest city in the country, located a few hours west of Moscow at the confluence of the Volga and Oka Rivers. So what is there to see from an urban rail perspective?
Posted in Trains Tagged metros, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, underground Leave a comment
Architecture of Nizhny Novgorod
Before I went to Russia I had never even heard of the city of Nizhny Novgorod, but I’m glad I paid a visit. Located a few hours west of the Russian capital at the confluence of the Volga and Oka Rivers, it is the fifth largest city in the country, but still a massive contrast to the big cities of Moscow and Saint Petersburg.
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Russian payday lenders and clever advertisements
Continuing on my theme of Russian retailers listing their nearest metro station in their advertising, when riding the Nizhny Novgorod Metro I found another interesting advertisement – this time for a payday lender called «Нано-Финанс» (Nano Finance).
Posted in Everyday life Tagged advertising, metros, Nizhny Novgorod, payday lender, Russia 1 Comment