The boat "Hero" is installed on a huge granite pedestal at the foot of the Chkalovskaya staircase. A heroic river ship was initiated on the eve of the celebration of the Victory anniversary in May 1985 in honor of the sailors of the Volga military flotilla in the most picturesque part of the Nizhnevolzhskaya embankment.
The barge "Hero" worked on the Volga for almost 100 years. His path began with the company "Finn", the founders of which were the brothers Nobel. The boat participated in the Civil and Great Patriotic War, including battles with the German fascist invaders at Stalingrad. Since 1967, the veteran cruiser has been navigating every navigation on the Volga as a museum of the military glory of the navy.
Today the historical and cultural monument of the boat "Hero" is one of the tourist attractions of Nizhny Novgorod. For Nizhny Novgorod "Hero" is an obligatory stop in the route of wedding walks.
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