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First posted on May 1st 2008

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History and Administrative Division . A larger Nizhny Novgorod Oblast was established in 1929, comprising of Nizhny Novgorod and Vyatka Gubernia, of Mari El, Votsk (Udmurt) and Chuvash ASSRs (Mordovia was still part of Nizhny Novgorod Oblast, achieved ASSR status in 1930). Nizhny Novgorod Oblast in 1932 was reorganized as Gorky Kray; in 1934 Kirov Oblast (with the Udmurt ASSR), in 1936 the Chuvash ASSR, Mari ASSR, Mordovian ASSR were separated from Gorky Kray, the remnant reorganized as Gorky Oblast. In 1990 Gorky Oblast was renamed Nizhny Novgorod Oblast; in 1994 Sokolsky Rayon was annexed (from Kostroma Oblast)

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Article Novgorod Oblast, Administrative Division of Novgorod Oblast, from Wikipedia
Article Nizhegorodskaya Oblast, from Wikipedia Russian edition
Structurae : Nizhny Novgorod Oblast
History of Nizhny Novgorod Region, from Nizhegorodskaya Yarmarka
DOCUMENTS Historical Population Statistics by Administrative Division : Russia, from : Population Statistics
Flag, from FOTW
Coat of Arms, from Vector Images
Archives in the Russian Federation, scroll down for Nizhny Novgorod Oblast
Map of Administrative Division, posted by R. Daward
REFERENCE Novgorod Oblast, pp.184-186, in : Europa Publications, The Territories of the Russian Federation, London : Europa 1st ed. 1999 [G]

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