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Lipetsk gets its name from the Russian word for linden trees but is now more famous for the metal works first established here by Peter the Great. Its connection with metal works continues to this day, being the home of Novolipetsk Steel. From Lipetsk you can also visit the prettier regional cities of Yelets and Zadonsk.

Basic facts
Name in Russian
City-municipality and administrative centre of the Lipetsk Region
On the River Voronezh
460km south of Moscow
Time Zone
Moscow Time
509,719 people (2014)
First mentioned
1703 by Tsar Peter the Great
Former names
Malye Studyonki Lipskie, Lipskie Zavody
City Day
Third Sunday in July
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Top recommendations in Lipetsk

  • Sobornaya Ploschad

    Sobornaya Ploschad

    Go to Sobornaya Ploschad (Cathedral Square) where Lenin stands next to the city's main cathdral.

  • Svyato-Uspensky Monastery

    Visit the Svyato-Uspensky Monastery whose Ancient-Dormition Church is the oldest building in Lipetsk

  • Upper and Lower Parks

    Upper and Lower Parks

    Walk around the Upper and Lower Parks to see some of the city's monuments and to fill up a bottle of spring water.

  • War Memorial Complex

    Visit the War Memorial Complex on Ploschad Geroev.