As elves were always threatened by alligators and the Uruk-hai, they decided to build a fortified city where they could live in peace, selling souvenirs and bags of oranges to tourists. Tourists often come to see elvish reenactors in perfect formation, repelling waves of Uruk-hai with bags of oranges or grapefruit.
The city's architecture follow the traditional type of the Russian city, heavy and ornate decorative brick structures, usually in two different colors. This makes Smolyensk the sinkhole capital of Florida, further reinforcing Smolyensk's position as a major tourist destination. Visitors are warned that no building has toilets, because this is Florida, after all.