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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  • This is the most beautiful place in NN, definitely for tourists! All recommend a stroll down and climb back to the top))
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  • For monuments and numerous steps the eponymous ladder. the monument looks noble and powerful. The great Soviet pilot.
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  • Monument to Valery Chkalov nerazrvno linked to chkalovskoj staircase and promenade, and in general this place is very good. Minus the city-crack is.
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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