The Verhnevolzhskaya Embankment is one of the main streets of Nizhny Novgorod. It was formed in the 30s of the XIX century. At that time Emperor Nicholas I visited the city. He was dissatisfied with the fact that the city located at the confluence of two rivers does not have a decent embankment. After that they began building the embankment which was named Georgievskaya because of the nearby St. George Church. It quickly became a favorite place for people to walk.
The revolution made its own amendments to the life of the city and the names of its streets. The embankment was given the name of Andrei Zhdanov, a party leader, who was the leader of Nizhny Novgorod. At the same time they started the construction of high-rise buildings on the embankment. This changed its appearance not for the better. Nevertheless, now on the embankment one can see the preserved historical buildings: the Rukavishnikov Manor, the mansions of Kamensky and Sirotkin in neoclassical style. The Verhnevolzhskaya Embankment is considered to be one of the most picturesque places of the city.