Chkalov Monument, Nizhny Novgorod

Immerse yourself in breathtaking scenery and pay homage to the first man to fly directly from Europe to North America via the North Pole at Chkalov Monument. 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 .
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  • And the monument itself and a very panoramic place with gorgeous views are worth visiting this attraction. If you do not want to climb a very long stairs, it is better to go from the side of the Cover.
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  • Chkalov's monument standing at the top of the slope, fully speaks of his outstanding and fearless deeds, was also respected by Joseph Stalin himself. He chose the place on the hill himself, but not to himself, but to Gorky A.M., with his friend the sculptor. But I think the monument in his honor is more suitable, such an outstanding test pilot and discoverer should remember and be proud!
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