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First posted on May 2nd 2008

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History and Administrative Division . Oryol Oblast was established in 1937, by separation from Kursk Oblast. In 1944 Bryansk Oblast and Kaluga Oblast was separated from Oryol Oblast, in 1954 Lipetsk Oblast was separated from Oryol Oblast.

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see also History of Russia in Europe, Russia, USSR

Article Oryol Oblast, Administrative Division of Oryol Oblast, from Wikipedia
Structurae : Oryol Oblast
Article Orlovskaya Oblast, from Wikipedia Russian edition
DOCUMENTS Historical Population Statistics by Administrative Division : Russia, from : Population Statistics
Flag, from FOTW
Coat of Arms, from Vector Images, from Civic Heraldry
Archives in the Russian Federation, scroll down for Oryol Oblast
Map of Administrative Division, posted by R. Daward
Maplandia : Orlovskaya Oblast (Satellite Photos)
REFERENCE Orel [!] Oblast, pp.193-194, in : Europa Publications, The Territories of the Russian Federation, London : Europa 1st ed. 1999 [G]

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