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Kursk , Russia

Kursk , Russia it is an industrial city in southwestern Russia and its population is about 430,000 people. First mentioned in 1095, it was destroyed by the Mongols in 1240 and rebuilt as a fortress in 1586. Population: 389,000. It is the capital of the Kursk Region, located in the West European Russia. In Kursk there are the confluence of the Tuskor and Seim rivers and is an important railway junction, it has machine, chemical, and synthetic fiber plants. A large iron deposit, the Kursk Magnetic Anomaly, is south of the city. First noted in 1095, Kursk was destroyed by the Mongols in 1240 and was rebuilt as a Muscovite fortress in 1586.

Kursk abounds in generous nature and historical events. Kursk is connected with Moscow, St-Petersburg, Kiev, and cities of the Crimea and the Caucasus by railroads. Highway of Moscow - Simpferopol passes through Kursk; bus routes connect all regional centers of the area. There are museums and exhibition halls, theatres and concert halls in Kursk and towns in the area. It was the scene of an important Soviet victory in World War II and the largest tank battle in world history. During World War II the Soviets won a major battle near Kursk in 1943; involving some 1.5 million Soviet and German troops, it was the largest battle ever fought. A village of Prokhorovka near Kursk was the center of the Battle of Kursk during the World War II.

Kursk, Russia Street Map

Our steppe is especially beautiful in spring and in summer. You can see a marvelous multicolored carpet of grass and flowers, which stretches up to the horizon. The Central-Black-Soil-Biosphere reserve "Streletskaya steppe " unites spices of virgin steppe flora. The scientists of the reserve carry out researches under the program "Interkosmos". More than 900 rivers flow on Kursk ground. The animal world of partially wooded steppe is very rich. You can see elks, roe deer, wild boards, beavers, larks and nightingales there.

Kursk is one of the oldest Russian cities and fortresses of Russia. It was founded in 1032. Kursk is the heart of the Central Black Soil Territory, and the focus of many historical and social events. The Battle of Kursk was monumental for numerous reasons but it will almost always be remembered for being the largest clash of armor during the Second World War. You may learn every tiny detail about it from our historical museums in Korennaya Pustyn. The Kursk region is famous for its prominent fellow countrymen who we are proud of, a great Russian actor Mikhail Schepkin (1788-1863), a well-known composer Georgy Sviridov (1915-1998), writers Arkady Gaidar (1904-1941), Konstantin Vorobjov (1919-1975), and Evgeny Nosov (1925-2002), to name just a few. Kursk is both old and new. You will find here both mansions from the 17 th-18 th centuries as well as up-to-date modern constructions. Kursk is full of life and energy. This is because of our more than 30 State and non-State universities in the city and tens of thousands of students. Kursk is comfortable for both walking and sightseeing. Public transportation is really very good. Within a few hours you will be able to find your way around downtown as well as the main and adjacent streets. You won t even need a companion to guide you - everything is easy to reach and find. Kursk citizens are friendly and cordial. They will meet you with a smile and help you in case of any problems. Kursk is more reasonable in prices for accommodation and food, theatre and concert tickets, public transportation and clothes. Kursk is famous for sports. We are proud of our several World and Olympic Champions

History of Kursk Russia

Kursk;( pronunciation: koorsk) is a city in Central Russia, an administrative center of Kursk Oblast Region. The population of the city was 412,442 in 2002. The City is famous for rich deposits of iron or and it is one of the major railroad hubs in the Russian Southwest. The city is a home for several universities: Medical University, University of Technology, State University (former Pedagogue University) and Agricultural Academy.

The city lies in the western part of Central Russia, by Kura and Seym rivers. . It's known that a Slavic fortified settlement existed there at least since 8th century CE, and other settlements since 4-5th century BCE. The first written record of Kursk is dated 1032. It was mentioned as a flourishing city with developed infrastructure and stone buildings. It's known that a Slavic fortified settlement existed there at least since 8th century CE, and other settlements since 4-5th century BCE. The city was raided by nomads in 12th and 13th centuries and Batu Khan destroyed the city and killed a significant part of the population around 1237. The city was rebuilt by no later than 1283. Kursk joined the centralized Russian state in 1508 becoming the southern border province of the state.

Kursk Root Icon (History) was found in 1295 in the Kursk Region. The Kursk Root Icon spent many winters in the Kursk Monastery. The Kursk Root Icon is very well known and revered in Kursk as well as thru out all Russia and now thru out the whole world.

Saint Seraphim of Sarvo was born and raised in Kursk. His parents helped build a church in Kursk. St. Seraphim fell from its bell tower and his fall was saved by an angle.


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