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By flying his plane from Moscow to Vancouver, Washington, in 1937, Valery Chalkov pioneered the polar route, earning him the status of a hero in the Soviet Union. Chalkov was born in a town close to Nizhny Novgorod and after his premature death the city chose to honor him with an impressive monument on its kremlin. From the plateau on which the monument is located you can gaze over the confluence of the Volga and Oka rivers. Leading up to the site is an elegantly designed row of more than 500 steps, also dedicated to Chalkov. Make Chkalov Monument a centerpiece of your Nizhny Novgorod vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Nizhny Novgorod trip planner.
Chkalov Monument reviews
I'd never heard his name until I visited Nizhny Novgorod. He was a Soviet test pilot who was later honoured as a hero of the Soviet Union more »
The statue is located Not far from the main tower of the local Kremlin (meaning "castle" in Russian). It was quite cold and windy when j was there but the views offered from the "observation platform.... more »
Nice view of river
nice place and view devastating.
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