Nizhny Novgorod, formally known as Gorky (during soviet times) after it's most famous writer, is located south east of Moscow on the banks of the Volga.
This town is also well known (within Zhenia's family circle) for being the home of the Bochova family of which Alla "the boss", had offered to give us a bed while we were in town.
From left to right, a very excited Zhenia, Alla, Sveta and Pasha.
Our first day was spent, in order, sleeping, sightseeing, drinking and eating. Here is a picture from inside the Kremlin's (yes, this town has one too) barricades. The pic above is the view from the Kremlin walls.
Pasha, the handsome devil, carries home an enormous watermelon for dessert. Needless to say, we've eaten very well here.
Saturday afternoon was spent at the strangely named Central Switzerland Amusement Park. We strolled around the forest of Silver Birch, ate roasted chicken and had a hoot. Alla revealed some hidden skills with a rifle!