Tour of Yelets


According to ancient chronicles, the city of Yelets in Lipetsk Oblast is a year older than the Russian capital, Moscow. City residents are particularly proud of this fact and love and honour it history, which is comprised of many battles and heroic deeds.

According to ancient chronicles, the city of Yelets in Lipetsk Oblast is a year older than the Russian capital, Moscow. City residents are particularly proud of this fact and love and honour it history, which is comprised of many battles and heroic deeds. This city that stands on the border of land once called «the Wild Field», is an area where the ruling nomads often crossed paths with their enemies while protecting Moscow. Yelets however is not only famous for its battles, but also for its classic Russian authors. Both Ivan Bunin and Mikhail Prishvin spent their youths in the merchant city, which led them to develop a strong connection to the Russian province in their personal lives, as well as in literature. Walk the green, winding streets of Yelets, see the old city’s stunning Orthodox cathedrals and discover the secrets of Yeletsk lacemakers, whose craft will not cease to amaze. Do all this with host Maria Mumicheva in RTG TV’s new programme.