Ancient Yelets is a year older than Moscow. Bunin and Paustovsky walked along its streets, the famous composer Tikhon Khrennikov was born here, and Yelets lace and accordion are famous all over the world. The ancient city of Lebedyan is called the apple capital of the Black Earth Region, and the local enterprise became the first producer of organic apples in Russia.
The Lipetsk region is the only region in Russia where every district has a swimming pool. The region also has the country's first electric vehicle plant, Russia's largest steel production plant and the country's best SEZ (Special Economic Zone). Every year the region hosts the largest international festival of historical reconstruction “Rusborg”.
The decoration of the fir tree represents the famous Romanov toys. The traditional craft of making clay toys and whistles began to develop actively in the 19th century, simultaneously with the development of the Lipetsk resort.