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Chkalov Monument

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Address: Chkalov Monument 40 Let Oktyabrya 6, Nizhny Novgorod 603001, Russia
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This statue monument honors Valerii Chkalov, the first aviator to fly to...

This statue monument honors Valerii Chkalov, the first aviator to fly to the North Pole.

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Beautiful view, interesting history

The monument itself isn't anything special, but the story behind the Soviet airman V. Chkalov is very impressive. There is a legend that the statue has its back turned to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Berlin, Germany
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Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The monument itself isn't anything special, but the story behind the Soviet airman V. Chkalov is very impressive. There is a legend that the statue has its back turned to Vancouver.

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Újezd
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2015

You wanna go and check this statue because of the view. It's amazing. You can see the rivers and the walls of Kremlin. I liked this spot in Nizhny Novgorod.

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Moscow, Russia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2015

This monument is your reward for climbing up the lenghty Chkalov staricase. It's huge and facing the city rather than the river. Makes for nice pictures and on weekends there's many brides around, taking their pictures here.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2015

Chalklov the first Russian to fly non stop to us is remembered here. His stature is imposing... From this place you can view both rivers Volga and Oka. This is very close to the staircase. Sad to see Chalklov died at a very young age of 34.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2015

Such a good place to visit. If you are in Nizhniy Novgorod at first you have to visit this monument. Nice, clean square around and wonderfully panorama will make your heartbeat faster.

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Moscow, Russia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2014

Just fuel up yourself and your camera before you head for this place. Every step you d feel like clicking yourself as the confluence of two rivers in the background makes for a perfect setting.

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Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2014

Very beautiful view. Cannot leave N.Novgorod without a photo from this point. Chkalov himself is made very well and the memorial is great.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2014

Very convenient - you can make a lot of pictures on the Volga, on Chkalov Staircase, historic buildings, the Kremlin, and the monument itself.

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Moscow, Moscow City, Russia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2014

you can end up your sightseeing over here, as it gives a perfect view of the two rivers, or you can go down the stairs and have some walk along the river promenade.

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Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2013

He was a true daredevil. Live fast die young. He had a breathtaking carrier a test pilot. Started as hooligan who flies under the bridges he was selected to be a leading man in team who flew around Soviet Russia, then he was the capitan of the crew who wasn't scared to fly over the north pole from Moscow to... More 

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