Summary: Russia's third largest city, Nizhny Novgorod, is 775 years old this month. It is celebrating with a resurrection of its Yarmarka (fair), which has roots dating to the 16th century, and which was the foundation for the 1896 Great All-Russian Exhibition. Robert Greenall offers a look at how this once grey, industrial city is using the Yarmarka to boost its fortunes.
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