Kursk is a City of Military Glory and famous for the Battle of the Kursk Salient - the final Nazi offensive in the USSR - which took place around Kursk. A trip to Kursk can be combined with visiting the famous Kurskaya Korennaya Hermitage in the village of Svoboda, 30km north of the city.
|Name in Russian||Курск|
|Status||City-municipality and administrative centre of the Kursk Region|
|Location||On the confluence of the River Tuskar and the River Seym|
|Distance||520km south of Moscow|
|Time Zone||Moscow Time|
|Titles/Awards||City of Military Glory|
|City Day||Last Saturday in September|
Top recommendations in Kursk
Go to the Znamensky Monastery and its Our Lady of the Sign Cathedral, where the revered Our Lady of the Kursk Root Icon was once held.
Visit Kursk's museums which include the Aleksandr Deyneka Art Gallery, the Museum of Archaeology of the Kursk Region, the Regional Museum of the Kursk Gallery and a Planetarium.
Victory Memorial Complex
Go to the Victory Memorial Complex dedicated to the Soviet war dead of the Second World War. In addition to this victory complex there is also the cemetery known as the Memorial Complex to the Fallen of the Great Patriotic War.
Kurskaya Korennaya Hermitage
Take a trip to nearby Svoboda to visit the famous Kurskaya Korennaya Hermitage.