Fedorovsky Embankment appeared in Nizhny Novgorod thanks to Emperor Nicholas I. It is known that in 1834 he visited this city and asked to develop a plan for its reconstruction. One of the first tasks in the plan was the construction of the embankment.
Fedorovsky Embankment was constructed in two stages. That part of the embankment, which was built in the middle of the XIX century, was called Verkhne-Okskaya (Upper Oka embankment). And only in a hundred years they continued the construction of the embankment of the Oka River. Simultaneously with its construction there was the construction of the high-rise apartment houses with the Volga view. It was decided to call the embankment in honor of the doctor of geological and mineralogical sciences Nikolai Fedorovsky. One of its main attractions today is the monument to writer Maxim Gorky, who "is sitting" and looking thoughtfully at the waters of the Oka River.