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Oryol

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In 1566 the then Russian tsar Ivan the Terrible ordered to build a fortress to protect the southern borders of his kingdom. Oryol means “eagle” in Russian. Sculptures of this bird are quite common throughout the city.


Oryol has the title of the literature capital of Russia. Twelve famous Russian writers lived and worked here. The most well-known of them have statues erected in Oryol’s central part.

Nicolay Leskov was a short-story writer.


Ivan Bunin the 1933 Nobel laureate.


Ivan Turgenev author of "A Sportsman's Sketches" and "Fathers and Sons".

Oryol's central square.


The Orlik River embankment.


The 1801 Archangel Michael Cathedral.

The early 18th century Epiphany Church.


An old movie theatre.




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SPASSKOE-LUTOVINOVO - спасское-лутовиново

The village of Spasskoe-Lutovinovo is located 65 km north of Oryol. The novelist Ivan Turgenev grew here at his family's estate which was originally given to the family by Ivan the Terrible. The main house contains some original furniture and some of the writer's personal items.



The family church has been restored and holds regular services.


The oak tree planted by Turgenev.


 

 

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