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  Nizhny Novgorod Oblast :: Regions & Cities :: Russia-InfoCentre   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Nizhny Novgorod is a pleasant city with a bustling Kremlin, museums, churches and cathedrals, and lively scenes of the Volga river embankments.
Despite its rich historical heritage, Nizhny Novgorod tends to be better known in the West as the city to which Andrei Sakharov, "father of the H-bomb", then later awarded the Nobel Prize for his work defending human rights, was exiled.
In the course of centuries of its history Nizhny Novgorod has been playing a noticeable role in the country's life.
russia-ic.com /regions/2977   (261 words)

  
  Nizhny Novgorod - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Nizhny Novgorod was regarded by the Muscovites primarily as a great stronghold in their wars against the Tatars of Kazan.
The historical coat of arms of Nizhny Novgorod in 1781 was: In a white field a red deer, horns and hoofs are fl.
The town of Semyonov, to the north of Nizhny Novgorod, is known as a craft center for Khokhloma wood painting.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Nizhny_Novgorod   (1375 words)

  
 Privatization in Russia: The Nizhny Novgorod Phenomenon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Nizhny Novgorod undertook Russia's first small privatization program because of a strong commitment to privatization among local officials, particularly Boris Nemtsov, Governor of the Nizhny Novgorod oblast; V. Shupyro, Chairman of the Regional State Property Committee; and Dimitri Bednyakov, Mayor of the city of Nizhny Novgorod.
Indeed, a recent sociological survey conducted in the Nizhny Novgorod region confirms the axiom that the majority of the advocates of privatization have high educational and professional achievement.
Since President Yeltsin signed the Decree on Privatization on January 9, 1992, the scientists and professionals of Nizhny Novgorod have been active supporters of small-scale privatization and now are boldly leading their large and medium-sized businesses--the backbone of the country's economy--down the path of corporatization and privatization.
www.cipe.org /publications/fs/ert/e08/6nizhny.htm   (4024 words)

  
 Nuclear Cities Initiative   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Nizhny Novgorod Oblast is one of the largest areas in European Russia, occupying more than 74,800 square kilometers, slightly larger than the countries of Belgium, Denmark and the Netherlands combined.
The climate of the Nizhny Novgorod area is moderate-continental, characterized by long, snowy winters with January temperatures of -12° C (9° F), and moderately warm summers with July temperatures of 19° C (65° F).
The Nizhny Novgorod region is one of Russia's most prominent centers of education and science, boasting 15 public and two private institutions of higher education, which served some 61,000 students in 135 professions and specialties in 1996.
www.nnsa.doe.gov /na-20/nci/cg_sarov_section1.shtml   (1070 words)

  
 Nizhny Novgorod - Wikitravel
Along with Moscow and Tver, Nizhny Novgorod was among several newly-founded towns that escaped Mongol devastation on account of its insignificance and grew up into important centers of Russian political life during the period of Tatar yoke.
Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin was built in 1508-1511 (under supervision of the Italian fortress engineers) and became one of the strongest Russian citadels.
In 1817, the Makariev Fair, one of the liveliest in the world the 16th-18th centuries, was transferred to Nizhny Novgorod, which thereupon started to attract numerous visitors and by the mid-19th century it turned Nizhny Novgorod into trade capital of the Russian Empire.
wikitravel.org /en/Nizhny_Novgorod   (1367 words)

  
 Analysis of the Draft Law on Foreign Investment Activities in Nizhny Novgorod Oblast
To the extent the oblast has influence over laws of the Russian Federation or the applicability of federal laws to the oblast, the oblast should seek to have the laws of the Russian Federation similarly amended.
To the extent that the oblast government finds it necessary to provide incentives to foreign investors, this should be done on a nondiscriminatory basis—in specific sectors of priority to the oblast economy but not to specific projects or to specific investors.
Consequently, it is suggested that the oblast could better achieve its stated goals of attracting foreign investment and eliminating uncertainty in the law by issuing a proclamation of official oblast policy that includes the substantive provisions of the draft, such as the investment agreement.
www.kinsellalaw.com /publications/NizhnyAnalysis.php   (7915 words)

  
 LEASING-COURIER (March - April 1999, Issue 2 (2))
Representatives of oblast administrations who participated in the two-day seminar learned that lease transactions are beneficial to all parties of a leasing transaction; i.e.: manufacturing companies, lessors and lessees.
As part of the seminar in Nizhny Novgorod, a briefing was held for the media on problems in the development of leasing in those regions belonging to the Bolshaya Volga Association.
Deputy of the 2nd convocation of the Kirov Oblast Duma.
www2.ifc.org /russianleasing/eng/lc/2/4.htm   (1625 words)

  
 Investment Laws and Tax Incentives in Nizhny Novgorod and Nizhny Novgorod Oblast
Nizhny Novgorod and its Oblast have pioneered with investment initiatives at the regional level.
In 1999, both Nizhny Novgorod city and regional authorities extended the approximately 75 per cent tax exemption period to the local budget in the four TPZs until 2005.
Local Nizhny Novgorod tax officials are guided by the Russian Federation Law "On Profit Taxes of Organizations and Enterprises." Pursuant to this Law, a profit tax (presently set at 32% of total profits, but currently under discussion for reduction) is levied.
www.russiancouncil.org /reports/nizh5.htm   (1270 words)

  
 Report on torture applying in Nizhny Novgorod region   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
For example, it is known that in 1996 the Procuracy (public prosecutor▓s office) of Nizhny Novgorod region held 90 inquiries and filed 27 suits on abuse of power most of which were dismissed.
Nizhny Novgorod oblast Prosecutor considering Shamberov▓s case named the typical list of sources needed for confirmation of the complaints: "explanations of militiamen", "official papers on applying for medical assistance and examinations from OIVS (the United Administrative Detention Centre) and SIZO".
In Nizhny Novgorod region places of pre-trial detention are centralized, SIZO alone holds 3/4 of all prisoners under investigation and those in administrative detention.
uic.nnov.ru /hrnnov/eng/nnshr/analyst/torture.htm   (6956 words)

  
 Russian Land Reform Web Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
In Nizhny Novgorod, IFC staff in cooperation with raion and oblast authorities launched a program that by the end of the second season had assisted 52 additional farms with reorganization according to the federally approved model.
At the request of the oblast administrations and in close cooperation with oblast officials and local authorities, a total of 11 farms in the three oblasts were assisted through reorganization under the federally approved model.
Nizhny Novgorod celebrated the oblast's 100th reorganization auction at AOZT Imeni Kirova in Gaginskiy Raion in April 1996.
soil.msu.ru /~land/history.html   (1735 words)

  
 Nizhny Novgorod, Russia - Global Stroll
Along with Moscow and Tver, Nizhny Novgorod was among several newly-founded towns that escaped Mongol devastation on account of their insignificance and grew up into great centers of Russian political life during the period of Tatar yoke.
Nizhny Novgorod was regarded by the Muscovites primarily as a great stronghold in their wars against the Tatars of Kazan.
The town of Semyonov, to the north of Nizhny Novgorod, is known as a craft center for Khokhloma wood painting.
www.globalstroll.com /russia/nizhny_novgorod.php   (1197 words)

  
 Press briefing in Nizhny Novgorod (February 18, 1999)
Some 35 representatives from the Nizhny Novgorod and Kirov oblasts, and the Mordovian and Chuvash Republics took part in the seminar.
Soon neighbors such as the Republic of Chuvashia, Mariy El, Mordovia, partners of the Nizhny Novgorod Oblast in the Bolshaya Volga Association, asked that the leasing mechanism be tested in their regions.
At the moment the number of leasing transactions concluded in Nizhny Novgorod Oblast is regarded by Kirov Oblast as fantastic.
www2.ifc.org /russianleasing/eng/pressb/nn1802199   (753 words)

  
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Nizhny Novgorod oblast has several centres of toymaking, each having its own artistic style and special techniques.
The town of Lyskovo is one of the most interesting centres of wooden toymaking in Nizhny Novgorod oblast.
From the earliest times the centre of the lathed toy in Nizhny Novgorod oblast has been the villages, situated close to Semyonov along the forest banks of the river Kerzhenetz.
www.uic.nnov.ru /handicraft/ENG/t_t1.htm   (1224 words)

  
 A nuclear family vacation in Russia. - By Nathan Hodge and Sharon Weinberger - Slate Magazine
NIZHNY NOVGOROD OBLAST, Russia—In late summer of 2000, then U.S. Energy Secretary Bill Richardson traveled to the closed city of Sarov in Russia to unveil an ambitious new project: a "technopark" that would help ensure nuclear weapons designers would never sell their secrets to rogue nations.
We traveled overnight by train to Nizhny Novgorod, known as Gorky in Soviet times and famous as the residence-in-exile of Andrei Sakharov, Soviet dissident and father of the Soviet Union's hydrogen bomb.
In Nizhny Novgorod, we hired a Volga taxi that reeked of benzene for the drive to Diveyevo, the village closest to Sarov.
www.slate.com /id/2144264   (1394 words)

  
 Study Abroad - Nizhny Novgorod   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Finally, in 1612 two men from Nizhny Novgorod - a noble named Dmitry Pozharsky and a butcher named Kuzma Minin - rallied the people, marched on Moscow, and expelled the Poles from Russia.
During Soviet times Nizhny Novgorod was renamed Gorky, in honor of the revolutionary writer.
Heading west (which is to the left of the main entrance), we come upon the headquarters for the legislative assembly of Nizhny Novgorod oblast (the Russian word for provence) on the left, and Archangel Michael Catherdral on the right.
www.lclark.edu /~mrprice/russia/fort1.htm   (716 words)

  
 Regional Partnerships - Nizhny Novgorod British Embassy, Russia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The four-year Partnership Programme of DFID and the NN oblast was officially launched in March 2002, with the regional NN Government being key DFID counterpart.
Nizhny Novorod Oblast (NNO) is located in the center of European part of Russia, at the confluence of two great rivers the Volga and the Oka, occupying a territory of 80.000 sq.
The oblast is known for its unique scientific and technical expertise in the defense industry.
www.britishembassy.gov.uk /servlet/Front?pagename=OpenMarket/Xcelerate/ShowPage&c=Page&cid=1091036901417   (922 words)

  
 CEELI - Draft Law Assessments
Nizhny Novgorod is an oblast, and, as such, its laws are subject to national legislation by the Russian Federation.
One way to encourage foreign investment and to facilitate foreign investors doing business in the oblast would be to create an office to assist foreign investors in deriving the full benefits of the foreign investment climate in the oblast in connection with their investment and related activities.
The draft purports to have Nizhny Novgorod establish a foreign investment insurance scheme; it is doubtful, however, that any foreign investor would be willing to rely on one oblast’s purported insurance against expropriation.
www.abanet.org /ceeli/publications/assessments/russia/foreigninvestmentnizhnynovgorod.html   (11946 words)

  
 TEN YEARS OF INTEGRATION TO THE GLOBAL WORLD:
Nizhny Novgorod as the “capital” of VFD got a new chance for becoming one of locomotives of Russia’s transition.
NNO and Tatarstan are main recipients of foreign investment per capita, and also showed the highest regional output by joint ventures among their neighbours.
NNO has the right to conclude treaties and agreements with territorial units and ministries of foreign countries provided that they are overseen by federal authorities.
www.policy.hu /~makarychev/eng9.htm   (7934 words)

  
 Nizhny Novgorod Russia, Nizhny Novgorod
Nizhny Novgorod is the fourth largest city in Russia.
Nizhny Novgorod is also the administrative center of Nizhny Novgorod Oblast and Volga Federal District.
Tourist Attractions: The city of Nizhny Novgorod attracts tourists with its amazing landmarks that represent the city.
www.mapsofworld.com /cities/russia/nizhny-novgorod   (396 words)

  
 SHIPPING TO AND FROM NIZHNY NOVGOROD
The regional government and the management of the Nizhny Novgorod airport have plans to modernize and transform the facility into a state-of-the art international passenger and freight terminal.
The Nizhny Novgorod Oblast has 1,039 kilometers of internal waterways, with access to the Baltic, White, Black, and Caspian seas and the Sea of Azov.
The Nizhny Novgorod Customs Office is structured as a central office with six subsidiary checkpoints at the busiest and most important transportation nodes in the oblast: the Nizhny Novgorod railroad station, the airport, the Nizhegorodskaya Yarmarka (exhibition center), the Gorky Automobile Factory (GAZ), and the towns of Kstovo and Pravdinsk.
permanent.access.gpo.gov /lps3997/9803nizh.htm   (773 words)

  
 Telecommunications Services in the Nizhny Novgorod Oblast
When the Nizhny Novgorod Oblast was opened to foreign travelers and the foreign business community in 1990, Western businesspeople were astonished to learn that international telecommunications were not available other than via telephone operators.
The telephone network of the Nizhny Novgorod Oblast encompasses 870 automated telephone exchange stations with a total capacity of 640,000 lines, including 300,000 phone numbers in Nizhny Novgorod.
Another local company, Korona, was established in 1995 by the Nizhny Novgorod aircraft company SOKOL and the building company Aviastroinvest.
www.bisnis.doc.gov /bisnis/isa/9802nnte.htm   (2104 words)

  
 Comments on Draft Law on Foreign Investment Activities in Nizhny Novgorod Oblast (Russia)
To the extent the oblast has influence over laws of the Russian Federation or their applicability to the oblast, the oblast should seek to have the laws of the Russian Federation similarly amended.
A Statement of Principles should clearly indicate that the oblast recognizes the importance and sanctity of private property, and that purpose of the Draft Law is to protect the private property rights of foreign investors.
The oblast is stated to have an obligation to ensure proper fulfillment of terms on which foreign investments were attracted.
www.kinsellalaw.com /publications/Nizhny.php   (2247 words)

  
 OVERVIEW OF THE FOOD-PROCESSING INDUSTRY IN THE NIZHNY NOVGOROD OBLAST
Established in 1898, the Nizhny Novgorod Butter Company is one of the largest Russian producers of butter, margarine and mayonnaise.
The Nizhny Novgorod Meat and Sausage Company NIKO is a leading regional company which processes cattle and poultry and makes over 150 kinds of sausage.
According to the Nizhny Novgorod Regional Statistics Committee, in 1997 14,752 small-scaled businesses were in operation in the Nizhny Novgorod region, 38 percent of which were involved in general wholesale/retail operations (including food products), food-processing and food-related businesses.
www.russiancouncil.org /reports/foodnnov.html   (2757 words)

  
 Institution building in Russia's regions: the challenge of transformation and the role of globalization forces   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Governor Mikhail Prusak of Novgorod, for example, known as a reformer, was the most vociferous supporter of stopping general elections of the heads of subjects of federation in 1999, arguing that nomination of regional leaders from Moscow would be preferable.
While in some regions, such as the Novgorod, Nizhnii Novgorod, Samara or Leningrad oblasts, the situation is marked by a rather equal partnership between power and business structures, powerful economic actors seem to have a decisive influence on political life in the Tiumen Oblast or the Republic of Khakassia.
This is, for instance, the case of Orenburg Oblast (bordering with Kazakhstan) in which there were intense discussions on the role of this region as a juncture territory between Europe and Asia.
www.isanet.org /archive/perovic.html   (10622 words)

  
 Russian Land Reform Web Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The oblast DOA is an integral part of the process of institutionalizing the communications component at the raion level.
The head of RAJA and the chief editor of Krestyanin, a popular and progressive weekly covering agricultural issues in Southern Russia, traveled to Nizhny Novgorod in mid-month to observe that oblast's experience with farm reorganization, noting the competence and professionalism of the farm managers and the unflagging support of the oblast administration in reforming agriculture.
Twenty-eight oblast, raion and farm representatives from Tula and Voronezh traveled to Oryol in early October to observe the achievements of more than two years of farm reorganization in the oblast, and to gain a better understanding of the process and of the outcomes that can be expected.
soil.msu.ru /~land/regional.html   (3595 words)

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