About ¼ or a fourth of the way, you can stop at Kazaki, Russia. This is about 16 minutes west of Yelets.
About ⅔ or two thirds of the way, you can stop at Izmalkovo, Russia. This is almost an hour west of Yelets, or about half an hour southeast of Krasnaya Zarya.
If you drive straight through without stopping at all, the total distance is 74 km. The distances shown above don't include local roads to get into each town, so if you're planning a long road trip, make sure you factor in traffic and road conditions, rest stop breaks, and interesting detours along the way. If you're in a rush, you can do the trip with zero stops, and your total travel time would be around 1 hour, 14 minutes.