Naberezhnye Chelny has a very rich history. Firstly, in 1172, Chelny was a village and only in 1930 it was granted as a town. In 1982 that town was called Brezhnev. Finally, in 1988 it took the name Naberezhnye Chelny. In July,1969 in Naberezhnye Chelny, near the road to Menzelinsk, was laid the first symbolic stone with the inscription "Here will be built the Kama Automobile Plant".
Naberezhnye Chelny is one of the largest towns of the Tatarstan. The total area of my native town is 171 km². It is situated on the Kama River. The population of our town is nearly 600,000 people.
Naberezhnye Chelny is very beautiful young town. There are a lot of sights that you can visit, for example, so called «skullcap», the 24- storied cylindrical tower, which is visible from almost anywhere in the town. The citizens of Chelny commemorate the participants of the Great Patriotic War. Thats why we have many monuments devoting to this event.
There are also several monuments to the founders of the Kamaz, who made a huge contribution to the building of the plant. If you are the fan of this singer, you can visit the monument to Vladimir Vysotsky. Our citizens are very religious and they regularly visit mosques and churches.
Today Chelny is one of the biggest industrial center. It specializes in engineering,construction industry, power generation, processing and food industries. Its important to say, that Naberezhnye Chelny became famous because of the plant Kamaz, which is the largest vehicle factory in the world. It also has its own railway station and port facility too.
Naberezhnye Chelny KBK is the only producer of paper and corrugated containers in Tatarstan. Broad spectrum of products from raw materials is produced there.
Naberezhnye Chelny is the town of young people. There are 85 state schools, several art schools, many centers for young people. You may also find a lot of institutions of higher education.
The citizens of Chelny prefer a healthy lifestyle. Thats why you can see in our town many sport centers, fitness clubs, ice centers. We have our own sport teams too: football teams Kamaz and Saturn, hockey team Chelny, rally team Kamaz-Master.
Naberezhnye Chelny is a great place if you want to have fun or relax. In the city several theaters, such as Russian Drama Theatre, State Tatar Drama Theatre, Puppet Theatre, the theater of fashion "Reflection. The museum of the city's history, art gallery, the museum of construction KamAZ, the Museum of Environment and Conservation – are interesting places too. There are also several major theaters, cultural centers, concert hallorgan music, Delphi, shopping centers. The government organize different holidays, for example in winter New Year concerts, in summer The Day of Flower, Sabantuy, in autumn different fairs and etc.
Dolphinarium in Naberezhnye Chelny is the first and only in the Volga region Dolphinarium. This is a wonderful place for family rest. Visit Chelny Dolphinarium for young children is an unforgettable experience for the whole life.
Naberezhnye Chelny takes care of the citizens health. There are 14 hospitals, nearly 40 therapeutic and prophylactic institutions, many famous sanatroys. People are very attentive to their health and they always go to sport centers. We often take part at sport competitions:Russia skiing, Cross of nations.