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Oryol (Russian:Eagle) is a city in the Chernozemye region of the Russian Federation. This regional capital is a destination for its clean air, old churches, and extensive literary and dramatic history.

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Oryol is located 368 km to the South from Moscow, on the way to Ukraine and Crimea. It is just a 5-hour drive from Moscow, the road is a 4-lane highway until Tula, often bumpy though, and then 2-3 lanes of a moderate quality. Alternatively, you can take an express commuter train from Kursky railway station in Moscow. It starts at 6:00 p.m. and arrives at Oryol at 10:40 p.m. There is also an overnight 'sleeping' train starting at 11 p.m. and arriving before 6 a.m. Generally, there are a LOT of trains passing Oryol from Moscow on their way to Ukraine. The fare is US$10-20-40 depending on the carriage class. Firmenny sleeper train Turgenev № 603/604 rides between Oryol and Moscow daily.

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The central part of the city is pleasant and walkable. To travel around, locals choose between public buses, trolley-buses, trams and numerous minibus-taxies. Fares vary from a fixed US$0.33 (buses, trolley-buses and trams) to US$0.50 (minibus-taxies); however, you may prefer to move around by a private taxi (US$3-7 for trips within the city). The interesting means of transportation is a river tram, a boat shuttling on the river for tourist purposes but may be used for other ones. It goes from the Central Park to Luzhki aka Luzhkovsky Bridge at 10-00, 12-00, 14-00, 16-00, 18-00, 20-00 if there is no less than 10 passengers abroad.

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  • Bogoyavlensky Cathedral, among the churches it is the oldest building in the city, founded in 1640.
  • Victory Park
  • The Central Park (ЦПКиО)

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  • Korfball, a Dutch sport of which Russia's best team trains in the city.

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  • Salut (Салют), 36 Lenina St (from the railway station by trolleybus #3 to the stop ''Glav pochtamt''), +7(4862)43-50-40 (, fax: +7(4862) 43-57-26), [1]. The hotel is located in the city center and has a range of various rooms. There is a restaurant, a cafe, fitness-center, solarium and billiard. Tou can also take an excurion at the tour bureau. Wi-Fi. single room from at 2000RUB.  edit
  • Rus (Русь), 37 Maksima Gorkogo St, +7(4862) 47-55-50 (fax: +7(4862) 55-05-24), [2]. On the corner of the central square. Restaurant.Wi-Fi. 4 categories of single rooms: 700RUB-3500RUB.  edit


  • Hotel Grinn (Гринн), 4 Kromskoe shosse, [3]. Restaurant, bar, night club, bowling, fitness center, currency exchange, pool, internet-cafe. 2800RUB-16000RUB for single rooms.  edit


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