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Lebedyan' is a Russian city, the administrative center of the Lebedyan' District of the Lipetsk Region.

The population of the city makes 20 117 people (as of 2015).

The city stands on both banks of River Don, 53 km to the northwest of Lipetsk. It has the railway station Lebedyan on the line between Yelets and Lev Tolstoy.


Downtown keeps one- and two-storeyed merchant estates with stone entrances and guest houses, the complex of Malls surrounding the quarter of the Market Square on four sides, the building of the City Council, a classical school and the Nobility Assembly. The ferroconcrete bridge built in 1910 over River Don for a long time represented an advanced achievement of technical thought and was the largest ferroconcrete bridge in the region.

One of the famous local places is the Tyapkina Hill. As a legend goes, there lived a Cossack robber Tyapka, who plundered the ships floating by on the Don River. On the hill there is the central part of the city including its historical center with most of the sights and public institutions.

The historical buildings that have come down to us are:

- the Trinity Monastery (founded in 1621) in the northern suburb of the city is the only monastery fortress remaining in this area. It has the Trinity Cathedral (1666), Ilyinskaya Church (the 7th century) and Uspenskaya (1621) church;

- Church of the Nativity of the Virgin (end of the 18th century);

- Old Kazan Cathedral (1771);

- the working New Kazan Cathedral (1836) with a 60-meter belltower in the Market Square;

- the Transfiguration Church (the early 19th century) located in the old city Preobrazhenskoye Cemetery;

- St. Nicholas Church (1831) in the left-bank part of the city.

The city has the Museum of Local Lore and the House of Crafts exhibiting works by local amateur artists and handicraftsmen.

15 km to the east of Lebedyan' there is the Shovskoye Village, the homeland of Reverend Siluan of Afon. In the outskirts there are two monasteries that are being reconstructed with the support of local dwellers and charity.

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