Belgorod, which means white city, was so named due to the city's rich resource of limestone. The city is worth visiting if you have a special interest in the Second World War as it is a City of Military Glory and has a famous diorama depicting the tank-battle at Prokhorovka Field, part of the Battle of Kursk. In addition, you can also easily visit Prokhorovka Field itself from Belgorod.
|Name in Russian||Белгород|
|Status||City-municipality and administrative centre of the Belgorod Region|
|Location||On the River Seversky Donets|
|Distance||670km south of Moscow|
|Time Zone||Moscow Time|
|Population||366,100 people (2012)|
|Founded||1596 by Tsar Feodor I|
|Titles/Awards||City of Military Glory (City of the First Fireworks)|
|City Day||5 August|
Top recommendations in Belgorod
The "Salient of Fire" Museum-Diorama
Go to Museum Square and visit the "Salient of Fire" Museum-Diorama and the Belgorod State Museum of Art.
St Vladimir the Great Monument
Go see the Prince Vladimir the Great Monument and enjoy great views of the city.
Visit the Marfo-Mariinsky Convent, the only convent in the city.
Prokhorovka Field Museum-Reserve
Take a trip to the nearby town of Prokhorovka, the site of the most famous tank battle of the Second World War.