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.
|Name in Russian||Липецк|
|Status||City-municipality and administrative centre of the Lipetsk Region|
|Location||On the River Voronezh|
|Distance||460km south of Moscow|
|Time Zone||Moscow Time|
|Population||509,719 people (2014)|
|Re-Founded||1703 by Tsar Peter the Great|
|Former names||Malye Studyonki Lipskie, Lipskie Zavody|
|City Day||Third Sunday in July|
Top recommendations in Lipetsk
Go to Sobornaya Ploschad (Cathedral Square) where Lenin stands next to the city's main cathdral.
Visit the Svyato-Uspensky Monastery whose Ancient-Dormition Church is the oldest building in Lipetsk
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.