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Nizhny Novgorod , Russia
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Built upon remnants of an earlier settlement, Nizhny Novgorod’s magnificent kremlin dates back to 1500–15 when the Italian architect Pyotr Fryazin began work on its 13 towers and 12m-high walls. Inside, most of the buildings are government offices. The small 17th-century Cathedral of the Archangel Michael (Собор Михаила Архангела) is a functioning church. Behind it, an eternal flame burns near a striking Monument to Heroes of WWII .