2014-11-03 13:24:45

Nizhny Novgorod is Russia's fifth largest city. It has attracted numerous international companies over the years, offering job opportunities to expats.

Nizhny Novgorod, formerly known as Gorky, is found at 405km east of Moscow, at the confluence of the famous Oka and Volga rivers. Nizhny Novgorod is Russia's fifth largest city, and has a vibrant economic reputation due to its river transport network, railways, as well as its road infrastructure. It has also attracted many international companies over the years.

Nizhny Novgorod's population currently amounts to over 1,266,000 inhabitants, including a large number of foreigners of different nationalities.


Nizhny Novgorod is deemed to be the Volga-Vyatka region's economic hub due to the presence of many big firms such as:

  • RusVinyl (a SolVin, Belgium and Russia Sibur Holding joint venture ) which specializes in PVC manufacturing
  • Vyksa Steel Works, which is one of Russia's oldest metallurgical plants, located in Dzerzhinsk.
  • Gomzovo's plaster plant, with the assistance of Saint-Gobain in Pavlovo
  • Palitra & A.Ş, in Dzerzhinsk, which is a wallpaper manufacturer
  • Unilin, which is a laminated flooring manufacturing plant in Dzerzhinsk ( with the support of Unilin Flooring, Belgium)
  • Danieli Volga, which is an industrial metallurgical equipment manufacturing company
  • Leoni Zavolzhye which is an automotive components production company
  • Gorkovski Avtomobilny Zavod (GAZ), specialised in automobile manufacturing
  • Volkswagen, world famous automobile manufacturer

Job-hunting in Nizhny Novgorod

You can start your job search by identifying a few big companies operating in the region. You can then send spontaneous job applications. You may also check out job offers on the internet and in classified ads in local newspapers.

However, you must be very patient before finding the right job, and, above all, have a good knowledge of Russian.

On the other hand, the city regularly hosts international trade fairs such as the International IT Forum, the International Medical Forum, the Twin and Partner Cities International Forum, the Great Rivers International Science and Industrial Forum and Busworld Russia, which is a World-Wide Bus and Coach Industry Show.

 Useful links:

Nizhnynovgorod.com - List of companies in Nizhny Novgorod
Rus Jobs

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