the Degree Confluence Project

Russia : Orlovskaya oblast'

1.2 km (0.7 miles) SSW of Nikulichi, Orlovskaya oblast', Russia
Approx. altitude: 205 m (672 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreetMap ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 53°S 144°W

Accuracy: 10 m (32 ft)
Quality: good

Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: Topo map #3: North view #4: West view #5: South view #6: GPS reading

  { Main | Search | Countries | Information | Member Page | Random }

  53°N 36°E (visit #2)  

#1: East view from CP

(visited by Mike Karavanov and Alexander Frolov)


05-Мая-2007 – Наше путешествие до этой точки заняло два полных дня. Мы проехали около 1300 километров - сначала по федеральной трассе Москва-Симферополь, а затем по дорогам Курской и Орловской областей. В нашем пути нам очень пригодился КПК с программой OziExplorer CE и набором топографических карт, которые мы скачали с сайта ftp://ftp.gps-team.ru/

Эта точка лежит практически в городской черте Орла. От центра города мы добрались до нее минут за 15. В сухую погоду прямо на нее можно легко заехать на машине. Действительно, это популярное место отдыха горожан. Даже в этот пасмурный и прохладный майский день множество шумных компаний жарили здесь шашлык и пили водку, не зная, на каком знаменательном месте.


05-May-2007 – Our journey to this CP took two full days. We drove about 1300 km first on Moscow-Simferopol' state highway and then along the roads of Kurskaya and Orlovskaya oblast’s. On our way it was very useful to have PDA with OziExplorer CE software and the set of topo maps downloaded from ftp://ftp.gps-team.ru/ site.

This CP located practically on the boundary of Oryel city. We reached it from the city centre in fifteen minutes. In dry weather you can easily get it right in a car. Indeed it is popular pleasure resort of city-dwellers. Even in that overcast and chilly day a number of jolly crowds grilled shish-kebab and drank vodka, not recognized what a remarkable spot is here.

 All pictures
#1: East view from CP
#2: Topo map
#3: North view
#4: West view
#5: South view
#6: GPS reading
ALL: All pictures on one page
Attention: In December 1989 the area around the Confluence had a radioactive surface contamination from Caesium-137 of 37-185 kBq/m², the half-life of Cs-137 being 30 years. Thus the time of stay in this area should be kept as short as possible and appropriate measures should be taken by the visitors to protect themselves against any radioactive contamination.