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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