Nizhny Novgorod (Ни́жний Но́вгород), colloquially shortened as Nizhny , is the fourth largest city in Russia, ranking after Moscow, St. Petersburg, and Novosibirsk. It is the economic and cultural centre of the Volga-Vyatka economic region and also the administrative centre of Nizhny Novgorod Oblast and Volga Federal District.
From 1932 to 1990, the city was known as Gorky (Го́рький), after the writer Maxim Gorky who was born there.
Nizhny Novgorod International airport (Международный аэропорт Нижний Новгород) (International airport code: GOJ ) (sometimes referred to as Strigino Airport (Аэропорт Стригино)) is the International airport serving the city of Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. It is located on the outskirts of the city's Avtozavodsky District, 14 km (9 miles) SW of city centre.