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Mtsensk

Essentials

The name Mtsensk is famous due to Nikolai Leskov's story Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District and the subsequent opera by Dmitry Shostakovich. However the reason most people visit Mtsensk is due to another literary connection - the country estate of Ivan Turgenev, which is located just outside the city. You could easily visit Mtsensk along with a trip to Oryol.

Mtsensk


Basic facts
Name in Russian Мценск
Status City-municipality and administrative centre of the Mtsensk District of the Oryol Region
Location On the River Zysha
Distance 50km north-east of Oryol; 315km south of Moscow
Time Zone Moscow Time
Population 39,783 people (2014)
First Mentioned 1146
City Day 20 July
Official Website http://www.adm-mtsensk.ru/