Add to favorite
 
russian visa
    Kursk

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     


Region:


City:






Comment on our site


RSS   twitter   facebook   submit

Bookmark and Share

search on the map

TAGS:
Vorobyovy Gory  St. Petersburg  Death  Kirov Region  crisis  SahArt  Exhibitions in Moscow  Master-Bank  All Events  Exhibitions in Novosibirsk  Semikarakorsk  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  Russian tourism  Russian business  Boxing  Russian religion  Victor Chizhikov  export  Balashov  Russian opposition  travel to Russia  Painting  Russian exhibitions  Spitzbergen  Khabarovsk  Discount Tickets  Ivory Coast  Sergei Sobyanin  Zakamensk  Alexander Kolchak  Moscow  Kamerata  Russian holidays  Russian tankers  Russian regions  Russian medicine  active holidays in Russia  Fashion Futurum  Rock Music  Life Saving  International space station  Water Supply System  Amur Region  Russian opposition activists  Oka River  Festivals in Moscow  Bolshoi Theatre  Russian Cinema  Russian Museum  Yandex 


Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites