Vyksa is a town in the Nizhny Novgorod region that plays a key role within Russia's industrial sector. The industrial town was founded in the 18th century by the brothers Andrey and Ivan Batashev. It is in Vyksa that the country's first railroad rails, cast iron decorations and the famous horses of the Triumphal Arch on Tverskaya Zastava Square, as well as fencing for the Provision Warehouses and the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, were first manufactured.
Vyksa's largest enterprise is Vyksa Steel Works (VSW), one of the oldest hubs of the country's metal industry, founded in 1757. Since 1999, the plant has been part of the United Metallurgical Company. Vyksa Steel Works manufactures a wide range of pipe products for construction, building oil, gas and water pipelines, heating systems, etc.
Vyksa maintains and builds on its unique cultural heritage. The "Vyksa-festival" (formerly "Art-ovar"), first held in 2011, has made it possible for the town to host metal objects created by engineer, architect and inventor Vladimir Shukhov, public art and iconic works of street art, including Madonna and Child and Tale about the Lost Time by Pasha 183, Vyksa 10,000 by Misha Most, Good Harvest by Slava PTRK, Eric Bulatov's mural "Stop - Go. Barn in Normandy," and others.