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Nizhnevartovsk (Нижневартовск) is a city in Khantia-Mansia.
Nizhnevartovsk is a very new city. Oil and gas were discovered here in the early 1970, before that, this was a village of around 2300 inhabitants (about 1% of the current population). The Soviets built current the city from scratch and thus, if you're looking for historical Russia, look elsewhere; you'll be hard pressed to find anything predating the Brezhnev era. However, the one thing that Nizhnevartovsk has going for it is that it's what most people would call the "real" Russia; it's a long way from the McDonalds and the souvenir stores of Moscow. The people here are friendly, and very welcoming towards foreign visitors.

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