Minin and Pozharsky Square

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Minin and Pozharsky Square is the city's central square, named in honour of Kozma Minin and Prince Dmitry Pozharsky who led the people’s militia that liberated Moscow from the Polish-Lithuanian invasion during the Time of Troubles at the beginning of the seventeenth century. In the square, you will see a monument to Valery Chkalov, a native of Nizhny Novgorod, who completed the first non-stop flight from Moscow to Vancouver.