Add to favorite
russian visa

For about thousand years the city of Kursk stands on a high bank of the Tuskary River, at the confluence with the Kur River that gave the name to the city. Founded in the 9th century, for several centuries the town served as a defense fortress that was to defend Russia against steppe nomads. Kursk was destroyed by the Tatars in 1240.

Regardless years of the Tatar York and all hardships and sorrows that the city was to suffer during these centuries of terror, Kursk survived the York and in 1508 it was annexed by Moscow. Kursk emerged as a southern frontier fort in the late 16th century. In the 18th and 19th centuries it became a grain-trade and industrial center and an important railway junction.

During the WWII Kursk was occupied by the Nazi troops. For over 450 days and nights the city fought against the occupants. Starvation, devastation, executions marked these horrible days. In 1943 the city was finally liberated by the Soviet Army.

Tags: Kursk     



Comment on our site

RSS   twitter      submit

Russian opposition  Belorechensk  Kabardino-Balkaria  Nevyansk  Yevgeny Leonov  speed limit  Moscow  Russian places of interest  Russian Cinema  Russian legislation  Moscow Culture  Mikhail Kutuzov Cruiser   Russian car market  Russian tourism  Russian business  Russian Rock  Russian science  treaty  ISIL  Pancake Week  poll  elections in Russia  St. Petersburg  Khabarovsk  The Day of Meteorite  Zenit FC  Domodedovo  Russian scientists  Pianists  Moscow parks  Football  Yaroslavl   Russian Monuments  Exhibitions in Moscow  Russian Nature  gay propaganda law  Russian people  Yelabuga  capital amnesty  Events in Moscow  Neural Network  Altai  Kemerovo Region  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  Akhmatova  Flood in Khabarovsk   Astrakhan Cuisine  Russian language  invest  Russian economy 

Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites