An ancient city, Oryol, Russia, is known as the birthplace of 19th-century novelist and playwright Ivan Turgenev (author of Fathers and Sons and A Month in the Country) and 20th-century philosopher of culture and language Mikhail Bakhtin (author of Rabelais and His World and Toward a Philosophy of the Act).
Although some sites in Oryol are associated with Turgenev, ardent followers will want to make the pilgrimage to nearby Spasskoye-Lutovinovo, the author's well-preserved country estate. The Bakhtin Museum is also worth a visit. Oryol merits an overnight trip from Moscow, 210 mi/340 km to the northeast.
Request Full Destination Guide
To request access to the full version of this destination guide, please provide your email address below. Your email address will only be used for verification purposes and will not be used for marketing purposes.
|Copyright ©2012 Northstar Travel Media LLC. All Rights Reserved.|