Haha, thats ok
Do I have to say anything else ???
I remember someone posting a link to photos of the area in the Ukraine, but I can't find it at the moment.
I think the central hills are there for two reasons. First, cut down the driving time that was the biggest dislike of Orel.
Second, To make the map playable on the average PC. And there was one release of Orel that really, really suffered from low FPS. If you played it, you'll remember it clearly. I can't of any game using this graphics engine that is giving use just large viewing areas.
P.S. Sry for pinching the sig.
Btw, to all those who complain about the hills:
They are your friends, very very dear friends. There was a unspeakable time when hills did not exist. Lets just say that it wasnt pretty >_<