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Description: Elets or Yelets is an administrative center of Eletsky district in Lipetsk oblast. Russia. The city is located 78 km to the west of Lipetsk. 450 km from Moscow. The City Day is celebrated on the

Elets or Yelets is an administrative center of Eletsky district in Lipetsk oblast. Russia. The city is located 78 km to the west of Lipetsk. 450 km from Moscow. The City Day is celebrated on the first Sunday in September.

The official year of Elets foundation is 1146. It is the year when the fortress was first mentioned in Nikonovskaya chronicle. After being destroyed several times, Elets fortress was reconstructed in 1592, together with other fortresses on southern boundaries of the Muscovite state, and became the origin of present day city.

In 1708, local blacksmiths were registered at the ship-building branch of Azov gubernia. From 1719, Elets became part of Oryol gubernia. Bread and meat trade was developed in the town. In the second half of the 18th century, it became a large trade and industrial center of the region. Tanning industry was developed to such an extent that Elets was called the “Capital of Boots” of the Russian Empire.

By the mid 19th century, Elets could compete with a lot of Russian towns in its importance. The population was about 25,000. Most of the residents worked at different plants. The town had an excellent trade square, 3 schools, a hospital, a hotel, a restaurant, 16 churches, a monastery and a convent.

By the end of the 19th century, trade and industrial importance of Elets decreased, but it grew into a large railway hub. The highway from Moscow to Voronezh crossed the town.

The famous writer and poet Ivan Bunin spent his childhood in Eletsky district of Oryol gubernia. He attended a gymnasium there, visited the town quite often and described it in his works.

Elets laces made the town world-famous. They were remarkable for their small vegetable and geometrical pattern contrasting with delicate openwork background.

During the World War II, Elets was occupied by the German army from December 4 till December 9, 1941. When Orel city was occupied, Elets received the status of the regional center.




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Elets city, Russia overview, history, attractions
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Elets city, Russia overview, history, attractions

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