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Arzamas

Arzamas was founded by Ivan the Terrible and became an important town on the trade route between Moscow and the east of Russia. Many of the city's buildings from the 19th and 20th centuries have survived which has led to the city being named a Historical City of Russia. A visit to Arzamas can be combined with a trip to Nizhny Novgorod or Murom.


Basic facts
Name in Russian
Арзамас
Status
city-municipality and centre of the Arzamas District in the Nizhny Novgorod Region
Location
On the River Tyosha
Distance
109km south of Nizhny Novgorod; 516km east of Moscow
Time Zone
Moscow Time
Population
105,065 people (2014)
First mentioned
1552
Founded
1578
Titles/Awards
Historical City of Russia
City Day
second Saturday in July
Official Website
http://www.arzamas.org/