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'''Lipetsk''' (population 508 000) is the capital of [[Lipetsk Oblast]] of [[Russia]].
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'''Lipetsk''' (population 508,000) is the capital of [[Lipetsk Oblast]] of [[Russia]].
  
 
==Understand==
 
==Understand==
  
Lipetsk is a big industrial center with agricultural background and provincial atmosphere, despite its half million population. The city was founded in the beginning of 18th century, but became a growing regional capital only in 1957, when [[Lipetsk Oblast]] was formed. That is why it lacks architectural heritage and cultural legacy.
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Lipetsk is a big industrial center with agricultural background and provincial atmosphere, despite its half million population. The city was founded in the beginning of 18th century, but became a growing regional capital only in 1954, when [[Lipetsk Oblast]] was formed. That is why it lacks architectural heritage and cultural legacy.
  
Visited mainly by business travellers, Lipetsk is not a major tourist destination. So, while you are in business trip you can discover the provincial charm of this city. You can also use it as a convenient stopover in a road trip from [[Moscow]] to [[Southern Russia]] or escape there for a weekend from hustle and bustle of [[Moscow]].
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Traditionally, Lipetsk has been one of the most socialistic cities in Russia. For some 10-15 years after Soviet Union collapse the city authorities provided free public transport and telephone service for locals. This costed additional tax to the city business. Now the situation has changed: [[Lipetsk Oblast]] became one of Russian 6 Special Economic Zones with tax reduction for local companies.
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Visited mainly by business travellers, Lipetsk is not a major tourist destination. So, while you are in business trip you can discover the provincial charm of this city. You can also use Lipetsk as a convenient stopover in a road trip from [[Moscow]] to [[Southern Russia]] or escape there for a weekend from hustle and bustle of [[Moscow]].
  
 
==Get in==
 
==Get in==
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{{Climate
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| units = Metric
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| janhigh =  -6.5
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| febhigh =  -5.5
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| marhigh =  0.4
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| aprhigh =  11.9
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| mayhigh =  20.2
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| junhigh =  23.5
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| julhigh =  24.8
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| aughigh =  23.7
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| sephigh =  17.6
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| octhigh =  9.4
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| novhigh =  1.6
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| dechigh =  -3.3
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| janlow =  -12.9
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| feblow =  -12.6
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| marlow =  -6.3
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| aprlow =  2.6
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| maylow =  8.8
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| junlow =  12.4
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| jullow =  14.2
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| auglow =  12.7
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| seplow =  7.7
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| octlow =  2.0
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| novlow =  -3.5
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| declow =  -8.9
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| janprecip =  38
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| febprecip =  30
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| marprecip =  31
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| aprprecip =  37
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| mayprecip =  49
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| junprecip =  62
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| julprecip =  71
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| augprecip =  54
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| sepprecip =  51
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| octprecip =  43
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| novprecip =  51
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| decprecip =  50
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| description = Average of Lipetsk
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}}
  
 
=== By air ===
 
=== By air ===
  
Lipetsk has a domestic airport, which serves flights to [[Moscow]] (daily), [[Saint Petersburg]] (2 times a week), [[Sochi]], [[Anapa]], and [[Kostroma]] (weekly).
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Lipetsk has a domestic airport, which serves flights to [[Moscow]] (daily), [[Saint Petersburg]] (2 times a week), [[Sochi]], [[Anapa]], and [[Kostroma]] (weekly). Flights are quite expensive: a one-way ride from [[Moscow]] costs 4,000 RUR.
  
 
=== By train ===
 
=== By train ===
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=== By bus ===
 
=== By bus ===
  
Lipetsk has good bus connection with Moscow. Several private operators provide 7-10 daily trips from Paveletskaya metro station of [[Moscow]] to Lipetsk train station and back. Expect 8 hours to go, 600-700 RUR / 15-18 EUR to pay and loud video in the coach for all the way.
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Lipetsk has a good bus connection with Moscow. Several private operators provide 7-10 daily trips from Paveletskaya metro station of [[Moscow]] to Lipetsk train station and back. Expect 8 hours to go, 600-700 RUR / 15-18 EUR to pay and loud video in the coach for all the way.
 
Bus collisions are regularly reported on southern directions, so be attentive taking this risk.
 
Bus collisions are regularly reported on southern directions, so be attentive taking this risk.
  
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==Get around==
 
==Get around==
  
==See==
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Lipetsk has a Russian standard public transportation system with buses, trolleybuses and marshrutkas. Everything is a bit uncomfortable. The cost of ride is 10 RUR / 0,25 EUR.
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Taxis are widespread and inexpensive, but non-English-speaking.
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Nice view of Voronezh river from bridge.Lipetsk city diveded into two parts by the river. One of the biggest steel production factory NLMK in Russia situated on the right coast.
  
 
==Do==
 
==Do==
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Lipetsk has a Russian standard public transportation system with buses, trolleybuses and marshrutkas. Everything is a bit uncomfortable. The cost of ride is 10 RUR / 0,25 EUR. Taxis are widespread and inexpensive, but non-English-speaking.
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Nice view of Voronezh river from bridge.Lipetsk city diveded into two parts by the river. One of the biggest steel production factory NLMK in Russia situated on the left coast.
  
 
==Buy==
 
==Buy==
  
 
==Eat==
 
==Eat==
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Cafe "Hutorok" ("Хуторок") near Train station. 24 hours
  
 
==Drink==
 
==Drink==
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*<drink name="Lipetskaya mineral water" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long=""></drink>
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==Sleep==
 
==Sleep==
  
 
==Contact==
 
==Contact==
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===Visa Centers===
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* [[Image:it-flag.png|20px]] <listing name="Italy" alt="" directions="" address="Prospekt Pobedy, 29" phone="+7 (4742) 519-059" email="" fax="+7 (4742) 519-059" url="" hours="Mon-Fri 9AM - 4PM" price=""></listing>
  
 
==Get out==
 
==Get out==
  
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{{IsPartOf|Lipetsk Oblast}}
 
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Revision as of 08:37, 5 June 2013

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Lipetsk (population 508,000) is the capital of Lipetsk Oblast of Russia.

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Understand

Lipetsk is a big industrial center with agricultural background and provincial atmosphere, despite its half million population. The city was founded in the beginning of 18th century, but became a growing regional capital only in 1954, when Lipetsk Oblast was formed. That is why it lacks architectural heritage and cultural legacy.

Traditionally, Lipetsk has been one of the most socialistic cities in Russia. For some 10-15 years after Soviet Union collapse the city authorities provided free public transport and telephone service for locals. This costed additional tax to the city business. Now the situation has changed: Lipetsk Oblast became one of Russian 6 Special Economic Zones with tax reduction for local companies.

Visited mainly by business travellers, Lipetsk is not a major tourist destination. So, while you are in business trip you can discover the provincial charm of this city. You can also use Lipetsk as a convenient stopover in a road trip from Moscow to Southern Russia or escape there for a weekend from hustle and bustle of Moscow.

Get in

Climate Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Daily highs (°C) -6.5 -5.5 0.4 11.9 20.2 23.5 24.8 23.7 17.6 9.4 1.6 -3.3
Nightly lows (°C) -12.9 -12.6 -6.3 2.6 8.8 12.4 14.2 12.7 7.7 2.0 -3.5 -8.9
Precipitation (mm) 38 30 31 37 49 62 71 54 51 43 51 50

Average of Lipetsk

By air

Lipetsk has a domestic airport, which serves flights to Moscow (daily), Saint Petersburg (2 times a week), Sochi, Anapa, and Kostroma (weekly). Flights are quite expensive: a one-way ride from Moscow costs 4,000 RUR.

By train

Train is the most reliable way of getting to Lipetsk. 2 overnight trains go from Moscow Paveletsky Station on daily basis, other train connections are with Saint Petersburg and Sochi. One way 2nd class ticket from Moscow to Lipetsk costs about 2000 RUR / 50 EUR.

By bus

Lipetsk has a good bus connection with Moscow. Several private operators provide 7-10 daily trips from Paveletskaya metro station of Moscow to Lipetsk train station and back. Expect 8 hours to go, 600-700 RUR / 15-18 EUR to pay and loud video in the coach for all the way. Bus collisions are regularly reported on southern directions, so be attentive taking this risk.

By car

Depending on traffic, the road to Lipetsk can take 5-8 hours from Moscow. Take M4 road to Rostov-on-the-Don and turn left to Lipetsk soon after Yelets. Alternatively, turn from M4 to M6 road after Kashira, then turn right to Lipetsk after some 200+ km drive. This second way is shorter in kilometres, but worse in road quality and traffic.

Get around

Lipetsk has a Russian standard public transportation system with buses, trolleybuses and marshrutkas. Everything is a bit uncomfortable. The cost of ride is 10 RUR / 0,25 EUR. Taxis are widespread and inexpensive, but non-English-speaking.

Nice view of Voronezh river from bridge.Lipetsk city diveded into two parts by the river. One of the biggest steel production factory NLMK in Russia situated on the right coast.

Do

Lipetsk has a Russian standard public transportation system with buses, trolleybuses and marshrutkas. Everything is a bit uncomfortable. The cost of ride is 10 RUR / 0,25 EUR. Taxis are widespread and inexpensive, but non-English-speaking.

Nice view of Voronezh river from bridge.Lipetsk city diveded into two parts by the river. One of the biggest steel production factory NLMK in Russia situated on the left coast.

Buy

Eat

Cafe "Hutorok" ("Хуторок") near Train station. 24 hours

Drink

  • Lipetskaya mineral water.


Sleep

Contact

Visa Centers

  • It-flag.png Italy, Prospekt Pobedy, 29, +7 (4742) 519-059 (fax: +7 (4742) 519-059). Mon-Fri 9AM - 4PM.

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