Gorky Street

(formerly Bolshaia Polevaia and Posadskaia)

Gorky Street, is the longest street in the upper part of the city. The Spasskaia (Our Savior's) Church from the turn of the century (N177a) was styled after seventeenth century Russian churches by the St. Petersburg architect academician A. Kochetov, whose design won a nation-wide competition.

Leaving Svoboda Square you will see the Young Spectators' Theater on your left with the Ivan Kulibin Park stretching behind it. At the opposite end of the park is "Sputnik" Cinema and a casino.

A major shopping area exists between Svoboda and Gorky Squares. You may be interested in visiting some of the stores and cafes:

The huge, gray building of the regional Department of Internal Affairs is on the left. The office of the NBD-Bank ("N.N. Banking House") is situated at Gorky Square 4/2.