Chkalov Monument, Nizhny Novgorod
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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. Put Chkalov Monument at the forefront of your travel plans using our Nizhny Novgorod trip itinerary maker.
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  • Visit the Chkalov monument is a must if you're in the bottom. The most beautiful view in the city. Near the Kremlin and chkalovskaya stair.
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  • An impressive monument to renowned pilot v.p. Chkalov! Down the Volga River descends the famous chkalov steps. We got to the Middle, sometimes slippery and did not go down, went back to the monument. The monument offers a beautiful view on the Volga River.
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  • One of the attractions of Nizhny Novgorod, is a monument to ANATOLIY SOLOVIANENKO, who set about George Bashi Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin. The monument was opened December 15, 1940 years, exactly 2 years after the death of Chkalov. Then appeared "Chkalovskaya" stairs and later a boat at the bottom of the stairs. The authors of the monument sculptor I.a. Mendelevich (a friend of Chkalov) and architects V. Andreev and I.g. Taranov. The monument consists of a cylinder-pedestal, three steps and directly the bronze statue of Chkalov. Unlike most monuments of Chkalov was not with his arm raised and not to anyone appealed and does not specify a way-both hands are on the artboard rather Chkalov as though puts on his other hand glove. In addition to years of life and PA map for flights on a pedestal was previously a plate "STALINIST FALCON". From the Volga is equipped with an observation deck, from which starts the famous staircase where almost any weather, crowded. View from the observation deck.
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  • Very nice place to view. You can see Volga and Oka rivers
  • The best view in NN. Prepare your cameras, guys!!!
  • Отличный вид сверху!
  • You should know the "special place"
  • Памятник с огромной историей