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Penzevo Destination Guide

Discover Penzevo in Russia

Penzevo in the region of Smolensk is a place located in Russia - some 185 mi or ( 298 km ) West of Moscow , the country's capital .

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Local time in Penzevo is now 01:49 AM (Monday) . The local timezone is named " Europe/Moscow " with a UTC offset of 4 hours. Depending on your mobility, these larger cities might be interesting for you: Yamshchina, Yakovlevo, Tver, Smolensk, and Orël. When in this area, you might want to check out Yamshchina . Are you looking for some initial hints on what might be interesting in Penzevo ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.


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Interesting facts about this location


Dorogobuzh is a historic town and the administrative center of Dorogobuzhsky District of Smolensk Oblast, Russia, straddling the Dnieper River and located 125 kilometers east of Smolensk and 71 kilometers west of Vyazma. Population: 10,720; 12,250; 12,254. It originated before the Mongol invasion of Rus' as a fortress defending eastern approaches to Smolensk. In 1508, Vasily III sent Italian masters to build a wooden fort there.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 54.92 33.30 (Lat./Long.); Less than 16 km away
Tags: Cities and towns in Smolensk Oblast

Yelnya Offensive

The Soviet Army's Yelnya Offensive operation (August 30 – September 8, 1941) was part of the Battle of Smolensk during the initial period of the German-Soviet War. The offensive was against the semi-circular Yelnya salient which the German 4th Army had extended 50 km south-east of Smolensk forming a staging area for a continued offensive towards Vyazma and eventually Moscow.

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Located at 54.57 33.17 (Lat./Long.); Less than 24 km away
Tags: Battles and operations of the Soviet–German War, Conflicts in 1941, Operation Barbarossa, Strategic operations of the Red Army in World War II

Smolensk Ring

The Smolensk Ring is a circuit in western Russia near the town of Safonovo in the settlement of Verkhnedneprovsky. It is located 90 kilometers east of its namesake city of Smolensk and about 250 kilometers west of Moscow. The construction of the 3.4-kilometer circuit started in 2007, and the inaugural international event was a round of the FIA European Truck Racing Championship in August 2010.

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Located at 54.99 33.37 (Lat./Long.); Less than 25 km away
Tags: Motorsport venues in Russia