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.
|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)|
|City Day||20 July|