17 Facts About Kursk


Kursk is a city and the administrative center of Kursk Oblast, Russia, located at the confluence of the Kur, Tuskar, and Seym rivers.

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The area around Kursk was the site of a turning point in the Soviet–German struggle during World War II and the site of the largest tank battle in history.

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Kursk was originally built as a fortress city, on a hill dominating the plain.

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The Kursk fortress was given a particularly important role, since in these places the Crimean Tatars, who made regular raids on Russia, traditionally crossed the Seym river, and their main road, the Muravsky Trail, passed east of the city.

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The importance of the Kursk fortress is evident by the fact that in the first half of the 17th century it significantly surpassed other cities in southern Russia in terms of the number of people.

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At the beginning of the 19th century, construction was carried out insignificantly: offices were repaired, a new prison was built, almost half of Kursk's streets had stone pavements, along which storm sewer grooves were laid.

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Seat of a minor principality, Kursk was raided by the Polovtsians in the 12th and 13th centuries.

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Kursk joined the centralized Russian state in 1508, becoming its southern border province.

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At the beginning of the 17th century, Kursk was repeatedly attacked by the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth forces, the Crimean Khanate, and the Nogai horde, but the Kursk fortress was never taken.

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The Kursk workers participated in the general political strike during the 1905 Russian Revolution.

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Sometime in the 1930s, the area of the city of Kursk was divided into Leninsky District, Dzerzhinsky District and Kirov District.

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The oldest of the Kursk reactors has been operational since 1977, and the newest of them since 1986.

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Oldest building in Kursk is the upper church of the Trinity Monastery, a good example of the transition style characteristic of Peter the Great's early reign.

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Kursk played a role in the Cold War as host to Khalino air base.

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Kursk is located on a major railway line between Moscow and Kharkov, with trains linking the city to Voronezh and Kiev.

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Kursk bound intercity bus routes to cities and towns Kursk region and neighboring regions, as well as Moscow, St Petersburg and cities of Ukraine: Kharkiv and Sumy.

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Implementation of the system in operation is carried out by Kursk Integrated Ticket System was to take place in three stages: At the initial stage is implemented partially open version of the system, in which the sale of tickets and travel control social cards carried in the cabin of public transport conductors with handheld validators, the second stage involves the installation of stationary validators, third - commissioning turnstiles.

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