Nizhni Novgorod

Nizhni Novgorod

[nizh-nee nov-guh-rod; Russian nyee-zhnyee nawv-guh-ruht]
noun
a city in the Russian Federation in Europe, E of Moscow, on the Volga River.
Formerly (1932–91) Gorki.
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Nizhni Novgorod (Russian ˈniʒnij ˈnɔvɡərət)
 
n
Former name (1932--91): Gorki a city and port in central Russia, at the confluence of the Volga and Oka Rivers: situated on the Volga route from the Baltic to central Asia; birthplace of Maxim Gorki. Pop: 1 288 000 (2005 est)

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