Welcome to Yelets

Founded in 1146 as a fortification against the Turkic invaders from the east, Yelets became a punching bag for the Mongol Tatars, who devastated it half a dozen times during the Middle Ages. The town became famous for its intricate lacemaking from the 18th century.

Yelets’ centre is laid out in a grid, with ul Kommunarov connecting Hotel Yelets in the west with Ascension Cathedral in the east. Further east (downhill) lies the Sosna River.

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