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  Kursk - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Kursk (Russian: Курск; pronunciation: koorsk) is a city in Central Russia, the administrative center of Kursk Oblast.
Kursk joined the centralized Russian state in 1508 becoming the southern border province of the state.
During World War II, the village of Prokhorovka near Kursk was the center of the Battle of Kursk, a major battle between Soviet and German forces, which is widely believed by historians to be the major turning point of the war, after which time Germany's fortunes began to decline.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Kursk   (279 words)

 Russian submarine K-141 Kursk - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
K-141 Kursk was a Russian nuclear cruise missile submarine which was lost with all hands when it sank in the Barents Sea on August 12, 2000.
It was named after the Russian city Kursk, where one of the biggest battles of World War II took place, the Battle of Kursk.
The Kursk was eventually recovered from her grave by a Dutch team and 115 of the 118 dead were recovered and laid to rest in Russia.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Russian_submarine_Kursk   (829 words)

 Kommersant - Russia's Daily Online
At the end of the 15th century Kursk was part of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania; then in 1508, it became part of the Muscovite state bordering on the Rech Pospolita [a union of the Polish and Lithuanian principalities] and the steppe frontier region.
Kursk Region is situated in the basins of two large rivers: 78% of the region lies in the Dnieper basin and the remaining 22%, in the Don basin.
Kursk has a rich historical past, and the 1000 years of its existence are reflected in a large number of historical and architectural monuments, most of them built between the 17th and 19th centuries.
www.kommersant.com /tree.asp?rubric=5&node=393&doc_id=-50   (2974 words)

 The Greatest Tank Battle Ever   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
While the Battle of Kursk was one of the shortest battles it is considered to be perhaps the largest tank battle in history.
Kursk is widely considered to be the coming of age of the Russian Red Army.
In employing a new concept of antitank warfare the Russians were able to overcome one of their faults at the beginning of the war which a lack of tactics.
history.colstate.edu /Pate/john/kursk.htm   (386 words)

KURSK was built after the fall of the Soviet Union in the huge Sevmashpredpriyatiye Shipyard in Severodvinsk, only 30 miles west of the City of Archangel.
Commissioned in January 1995, KURSK was the most modern of all Russian submarines, carried 24 anti-ship guided cruise missiles and was the pride of the new Russian Navy.
The incident with the Russian nuclear submarine KURSK was felt close to the heart of residents of the American City of Greater Portland, a long-standing Sister City of Arkhangelsk.
www.arkhangelsk.org /kursk.htm   (1021 words)

 Kursk: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Kursk oblast () is a regional subdivision of russia....
A village of Prokhorovka near Kursk was the center of Battle of Kursk Battle of Kursk quick summary:
The battle of kursk was a significant battle on the eastern front of world war ii....
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/k/ku/kursk.htm   (857 words)

 The Sinking Of The Kursk?
Sergei Zhikov, a deputy and a former submariner, said yesterday that the Kursk and the Peter the Great, a Russian cruiser, were on an exercise in the Barents Sea in which "the cruiser acted as an enemy aircraft carrier and the submarine was expected to attack it".
"Kursk" is the flagship submarine of Russia's Northern Fleet.
The impact was at a 20-30-degree angle between the velocity vectors of "Kursk" and the unidentified external object.
www.whatreallyhappened.com /KURSK/kursk.html   (6852 words)

 Kursk Submarine Memorial pages
The submarine lies wrecked at a point 69°40'N, 37°35'E on the muddy, sandy seabed at a depth of 108 m, heeling 25 degrees on the port side and down 5-7 degrees by the bow.
The fact, that the boat had rather high parameters of vitality and that the crew were not able to use one of the many rescue or communication devices, testifies that the damage to the KURSK was very high, and the evolution of emergency situation was very fast.
During the rapid development of the catastrophe, it was understood that most of the crew in most of the compartments, except 2-3 at the stern, has perished during first minutes of disaster.
www.russialink.org.uk /kursk/events.htm   (5078 words)

 Soviet Defensive Tactics at Kursk, July 1943
While on the surface the events of Kursk seemed to validate Clausewitz' view, it is often forgotten that, at Kursk, the Soviets integrated the concept of counteroffensive into their grand defensive designs.
Accordingly, the minefields at Kursk achieved densities of 1,700 antipersonnel mines and 1,500 antitank mines per kilometer of front.* The highest density of mines was forward of and within the first defensive position.
Kursk announced to the world that for every offensive theory, there is a suitable defensive one available to those who devote the requisite thought necessary to develop it.
www-cgsc.army.mil /carl/resources/csi/glantz2/glantz2.asp   (13301 words)

 The tragedy aboard Kursk   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Divers are preparing to enter Kursk and to retrieve the bodies of the Russian sailors and some equipment that, experts believe, may help in determining the cause of the accident.
Several days after the Kursk accident, the USS Memphis was photographed by Russian satellites in the Norwegian port of Bergen with visible damage to its forward hull.
The USS Memphis was able to recover from the collision (it was not as heavily damaged as Kursk, because the collision did not result in any explosions aboard the American submarine) and, after pulling down the rescue buoy, left the scene of the accident.
www.aeronautics.ru /nws002/kursk001.htm   (12065 words)

 BBC NEWS | Europe | Kursk mistakes haunt Russia
But for Irina this is worth more than gold: it is a piece of the Kursk submarine, and a reminder of her husband Ivan.
He is now buried in a war cemetery in Kursk - the city which had supplied the sub with recruits, equipment and a name.
This is a country which has grown wearily accustomed to tragedy - the Kursk cemetery is a testament to that.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/europe/4145280.stm   (743 words)

 USATODAY.com - Divers prepare Kursk to be raised   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
MOSCOW (AP) — Divers working at the sunken nuclear submarine Kursk have cut a hole in the outer hull of the vessel's fifth compartment and began clearing a space between the compartment's inner and outer hulls, the Russian navy said Sunday.
The Kursk was shattered by an explosion and crashed to the sea floor Aug. 12, 2000, during a training exercise in the Arctic waters.
The Kursk has two nuclear reactors aboard, but Russian nuclear experts have denied any possibility of a radiation leak during the salvage effort, saying the reactors would remain safe even if the steel cables break and the Kursk slams back to the sea floor.
www.usatoday.com /news/world/2001/07/30/kursk.htm   (342 words)

 Russian Sub Stranded on Sea Bottom
The Kursk reportedly shut down its two nuclear reactors after it was crippled, and both Russia and the Norwegian Defense Ministry said no sign of a radiation leak had been detected.
Although the Kursk, which was commissioned in 1995, is one of Russia's most modern submarines, the Norwegian environmental group Bellona quoted former Russian naval official Alexander Nikitin as saying that the Oscar II class is not equipped with any sort of escape chamber that could raise crew members to the surface.
The 13,900-ton Kursk is one of a dwindling number of submarines built in post-Soviet Russia, an era in which defense budgets have shrunk dramatically.
www.fas.org /news/russia/2000/A25157-2000Aug14.html   (1633 words)

 KURSK BATTLE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Kursk battle is one of the biggest battles of the World War II.
The main goal of the German Command was to strike the concentrated blows from North and South in the direction to Kursk.
The German Headquarters tried to break through the Soviet troops defences on the Kurst part of the front, so called "Kursk Duga" (Duga in Russian means "an arc") and defeat and destroy the Soviet forces.
www.angelfire.com /nm/duga/duga.htm   (327 words)

 K-141 Kursk Accident
Rescue submarines that rushed to the Kursk reportedly found it damaged but resting upright on the seabed, at a depth variously reported as between 350 feet and 500 feet of water.
Russia's Deputy Prime Minister Ilya Klebanov said films taken of the Kursk indicated extensive damage to the ship's bow that he said was caused by a collision with an unknown object.
On 01 September 2000 an agreement was reached on the technical and organizational aspects of the international effort to lift to the surface the bodies of the crewmen of the Kursk.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/world/russia/k-141-kursk.htm   (1587 words)

 NPR : 'A Time to Die': The Kursk Disaster
The Kursk was an Oscar-class submarine, more than 500 feet long and armed with cruise missiles designed to knock out aircraft carrier groups.
Fast, stealthy and technologically complex, the Kursk was the pride of the cash-starved post-Soviet sea force.
The explosions that doomed the Kursk were most likely caused by the use of hydrogen peroxide as a torpedo propellant -- a chemical so volatile that Britain's Royal Navy banned its use decades earlier.
www.npr.org /templates/story/story.php?storyId=917851   (547 words)

 The Kursk: Things Fall Apart - StarIQ.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
When the Kursk nuclear submarine, called the "pride of the Russian fleet," sank after an apparent onboard explosion on August 12, another veil of the Iron Curtain was lifted.
The Kursk and the Ostankino tower were the most recent in a stream of disasters including gas explosions, industrial accidents and breakdowns in the power grid, "which have underscored the weakened state of Russia's infrastructure due to lack of money and poor maintenance," in the words of one reporter there.
The sinking of the Kursk, a top-secret, lethal weapon of mass destruction, and other collapses in the Russian empire, raise critical questions of what is really important in the world, and in Russia, at this important and transitional moment of global history.
www.stariq.com /pagetemplate/article.asp?PageID=1480   (959 words)

 TheMoscowTimes.com - Kursk Tragedy
A Norwegian admiral denied that his statements prove the Kursk was sunk by a foreign sub.
In the days between the Kursk sinking and the moment when all 118 men aboard were declared dead, Arkady Mamontov was a constant feature in the homes of millions of TV viewers.
The extent of deceit that accompanied the Kursk disaster is being exposed.
www.themoscowtimes.com /indexes/89.html   (1049 words)

 KURSK - LoveToKnow Article on KURSK   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
It belongs to the central plateau of middle Russia, of which it mostly occupies the southern slope, the highest parts being in Orel and Kaluga, to the north of Kursk.
There are fifteen districts, the chief towns of which, with their populations in 1897, are Kursk (qv) Byelgorod (21,850), Dmitriev (7315), Fatezh (4959), Graivoron (7669), Korocha (14,405), Lgov (5376), Novyi Oskol (2762), Oboyaft (11872), Putivl (8965), Rylsk (11,415), Staryi Oskol (16,662), Shchigry (3329), Suja (12,856) and Tim (7380).
Among the public buildings the more noticeable are a monastery with an image of the Virgin, greatly venerated since 1295; the Orthodox Greek cathedral (18th century); and the episcopal palace, Kursk being a bishopric of the national church.
www.1911ency.org /K/KU/KURSK.htm   (852 words)

 Amazon.com: Kursk: The German View: Books: Steven H. Newton   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The rest is devoted to essays, mostly by corps commanders facing the Soviet offensive that followed the German defeat at Kursk, but with one perceptive set of comments by a senior railroad officer who throws light on the role (and limitations) of the Soviet partisans in the general logistical nightmare that was the Eastern Front.
Kursk 1943 (Cass Series on the Soviet (Russian) Study of War) by N.
Kursk: The German View by Steven H. Newton (Associate Professor of History, Delaware State University) is an annotated study of the battle of Kursk, fought in the summer of 1943, a crucial struggle and the largest tank battle of World War II.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0306811502?v=glance   (2258 words)

 Kursk: did collision trigger explosion? - Jane's Naval Forces   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
However, it remains unclear whether these were the cause of the catastrophe, or occurred as a result of a previous incident near the surface which saw the Kursk plunging to the bottom.
The Kursk was apparently about to conduct a torpedo firing as part of a North Fleet exercise at the time contact was lost.
However, there is nothing yet to suggest that the loss of the Kursk, a modern submarine with a well-trained crew, was the result of any inadequacy in maintenance or training.
www.janes.com /defence/naval_forces/news/jdw/jdw000818_1_n.shtml   (592 words)

 CNN.com - Hydrogen theory in Kursk disaster - August 28, 2001
Senior Russian officials suggested the Kursk and the British HMS Sidon may have suffered the same malfunction -- a hydrogen peroxide leak.
Russian officials have previously said that the first explosion, which sent the Kursk crashing to the bottom of the Barents Sea last August, killing all 118 men on board, was probably caused by a torpedo exploding in one of the nose tubes.
The Kursk should then be towed to the Arctic port of Murmansk.
archives.cnn.com /2001/WORLD/europe/08/08/kursk   (307 words)

 Project 949 / Oscar - Russian / Soviet Nuclear Forces
Seismic records from the explosion onboard the Russian sub Kursk by Terry Wallace, University of Arizona - The explosion on the Kursk was approximately.25 to.75 tons.
RUSSIA / PARLIAMENT / KURSK, Voice of America, 15 September 2000 -- The Russian official in charge of the investigation into the sinking of the nuclear submarine Kursk faced a barrage of criticism Friday as he addressed Russia's lower house of parliament, the Duma.
Aboard Kursk, 'Submariner's Worst Nightmare'; by Steven Mufson and Kathy Sawyer, Washington Post August 15, 2000 - "Obviously something seriously is wrong, because this is a big, robust sub that was designed to be hard to sink," said John Pike of the Federation of American Scientists.
www.fas.org /nuke/guide/russia/theater/949.htm   (6452 words)

 kursk.htm   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
As this two tanks are positioned between the outer and inner hull, explosion of one of them could have damaged the wall of the fore ballast tanks which are mounted on the outer hull.
In the morning on August 17, the officer on duty of the Northern fleet said to the reporter of the Russian Red Star daily that the hull of the submarine was being observed with the help of underwater TV equipment.
As Kursk was part of Russian strategic forces designed for strikes against US surface vessels, especially carriers and its escort vessels and as was only 5 years old it is hardly believable that it's demise could have been caused by improper crew behavior, faulty torpedo construction or high-pressure air tank maintenance.
www.deepspace4.com /pages/military/kursk/kursk.htm   (1411 words)

 National Geographic: Major Submarine Disasters -- Kursk   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
No one can say for sure whether any could have been saved, but at least 23 of the 118 men who died aboard the Russian nuclear submarine Kursk in August 2000 were alive when it hit the seafloor.
These and other attempts were hampered by high seas and damage to Kursk that made operating its escape hatch difficult.
Early on, analysts suggested a variety of explanations for these, including a misfire during a torpedo test and an impact with a World War II mine.
www.nationalgeographic.com /k19/disasters_detail4.html   (371 words)

 Russian nuclear submarine Kursk disaster
The revelation that 23 of the Kursk's 118 crewmen survived the sinking, at least for a while, set off a sensation and demolished assurances by senior military officials that the Kursk's entire crew most likely had perished within minutes of the accident.
Military leaders insist with growing conviction that the Kursk was sunk by a collision with a Western submarine and not, as some experts speculate, by flaws in a new Russian torpedo propulsion system....
Deputy Prime Minister Ilya Klebanov, who was in charge of the Kursk salvage operation, described the note as saying that the crew was suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning from the fire and the rise in pressure.
www.users.cloud9.net /~bradmcc/kursk.html   (2131 words)

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