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  Kursk - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Kursk (Russian: Курск; pronunciation: koorsk) is a city in Central Russia, an administrative center of Kursk Oblast.
Kursk joined the centralized Russian state in 1508 becoming the southern border province of the state.
A village of Prokhorovka near Kursk was the center of the Battle of Kursk during the World War II.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Kursk   (207 words)

 Geography of Kursk region
Kursk oblast is situated on southwest slopes of Mid Russian high ground and has area of 29,800 sq.km.
with Briansk oblast, on north - with Orel oblast (325 km), on northeast - with Lipetsk oblast (65 km), on east – with Voroneg oblast (145 km), on south – with Belgorod oblast (335 km).
Land cultivation was the essential deal for the population of Kursk, and Kursk region became the main supplier of corn to the central regions of Russia.
www.kursk.org /ENG/geo_e.htm   (525 words)

 Kursk (city)
Capital city, economic and cultural centre of Kursk oblast (region), western Russian Federation, on the banks of the River Seim, and bordered on the west by Ukraine; population (1996 est) 442,000.
Kursk and the surrounding region was the site of a decisive tank battle in July–August 1943 which signalled the ultimate defeat of German forces on the Eastern Front.
Kursk is the oldest city in the central fl earth (chernozem) region.
mportal.tiscali.co.uk /reference/encyclopaedia/hutchinson/m0017310.html   (246 words)

Kursk is one of the most ancient Russian towns entered to Kievan Russia at the beginning and then to Moscow State.
Kursk oblast was the first one in the Soviet Republic where there were no more the illiterate by the beginning of 1939.
November of 1941, the Red Army left Kursk, and by the mid of July all the territory of Kursk oblast was occupied by enemy.
www.kursk.org /ENG/history_e.htm   (2125 words)

 Kursk, Russia, Pictures
Kursk is the transportation and industrial center of a farming and iron-ore-mining region.
First mentioned in the 11th century, Kursk was destroyed in 1240 by the Tatars and was rebuilt as a Muscovite frontier outpost in the late 16th century.
After Soviet troops retook Kursk in the spring of 1943, it was the site of what has been called the greatest tank battle in history.
www.greatestcities.com /Europe/Russia/Kursk_city.html   (206 words)

 Union of Councils for Soviet Jews: Interview with New Kursk Governor Mikhaylov
Kursk Oblast has become the first region where, in the course of the Fall 2000 election campaign there has been a change of leadership.
This has happened, as Aleksandr Mikhaylov, the new governor of Kursk, admitted to Kommersant correspondent Yelena Kondratyeva, as a result of a joint struggle by the Communist Party of the Russian Federation and the Kremlin against Boris Berezovsky and the All-Russia Jewish Congress.
In Kursk Oblast, bear in mind, it is not simply the problem of Kursk Oblast that has been resolved and who will win there.
www.fsumonitor.com /stories/110900Interview.shtml   (610 words)

 Kursk Oblast - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Kursk Oblast is located in the Moscow Time Zone (MSK/MSD).
Administration of Kursk Oblast (in Russian), official homepage.
3. On 23 October 2005, a referendum will be held on the merger of Kamchatka Oblast and Koryakia to form Kamchatka Krai.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/Kursk_Province   (131 words)

 Russian Gumption   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The farms sitting on opposite hills in the rolling Kursk countryside demonstrate the changes typical of the split in Russian agriculture: on the first hill sits a huge cattle barn, feed storage sheds, treatment facilities, and corrals; all common structures of an old collective farm.
Because of the growing interest in organic farming in the oblast, the Kurst administration plans to build several organic factories for buckwheat.
*"Oblast" is the Russian equivalent of a province.
www.winrock.org /REED/FTF/gumption.htm   (1002 words)

 Lipetsk Oblast - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Lipetsk Oblast (Russian: Ли́пецкая о́бласть) is a federal subject of Russia (an oblast).
The area of the oblast is 24,100 km².
Other towns of the oblast ((Грязи), (Данков), (Задонск), (Лебедян), (Усман), (Чаплыгин)) are under districts' jurisdiction.
www.bexley.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Lipetsk_Oblast   (186 words)

 SurfWax: News, Reviews and Articles On Kursk
Russia Kursk tragedy remembered Memorial ceremonies took place across Russia yesterday marking the fifth anniversary of the sinking of the nuclear submarine Kursk with the loss of all 118 aboard, a traumatizing accident that highlighted military incompetence.
The Kursk, a nuclear-powered and armed giant that was considered the pride of the Navy, sank during military exercises off north-western Russia on August 12, 2000 after an explosion in one of the torpedo tubes...
The Kursk sank in the Barents Sea in August 2000 after explosions on board and the crew of 118 perished in a drama that traumatised Russia and led to fierce criticism of President Vladimir Putin.
worldcities.surfwax.com /files/Kursk_Russia.html   (5518 words)

 Tambov Oblast -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Tambov Oblast (Тамбовская область) is a (Click link for more info and facts about regional subdivision) regional subdivision of (A federation in northeastern Europe and northern Asia; formerly Soviet Russia; since 1991 an independent state) Russia.
Population is estimated at 1,155,346 in 2004, down from 1,320,000 in 1989.
Tambov Oblast is located in the (Click link for more info and facts about Moscow Time Zone) Moscow Time Zone (MSK/MSD).
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/T/Ta/Tambov_Oblast.htm   (122 words)

 Visit Siberia Ltd. :: Russia inside :: Kursk oblast'   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Geografical position: Kursk oblast` is located in the center of East European Plain south Moscow.
The region borders on Belgorod, Voronezh, Lipetsk, Oryol, Bryansk oblast` and Ukraine.
The structure of the oblast` includes 28 areas, 10 cities and 23 rural settlements.
visitsiberia.com /russia/region.php?r=46   (179 words)

 Tsentralno Chernozemny Zapovednik
At the end of the 16th century, these lands were awarded to the Strelets and Kazakh peoples for their honorary service in guarding the southern border of Russia at the Kursk Fortress.
More than 70 percent of the plants found in the Kursk Region are represented in the small territory of the zapovednik.
The Streletsky and Kazakhsky territories are part of the Dnepr River Basin, and are located in the Kursk and Medvensky administrative districts, respectively.
www.wild-russia.org /bioregion3/tsent-chern/3_tsen-chern.htm   (2824 words)

1919, On the 20th of September Kursk was occupaed by the troops of general Denikin's army.
Kursk became a district town, and later it became a district center of Central-Chernozem oblast.
1943, On the 8th of February Kursk was freed by the troops of army 60 of the Voronezh front.
www.kursk.org /ENG/dat_e.htm   (826 words)

 Kursk Oblast   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Rutskoi was denied registration by the Kursk Electoral Commission and lost an appeal to an oblast court.
Kursk Oblast is about 500 km south of Moscow on the Ukrainian border.
According to a survey by Bank Austria, the oblast was ranked 35th among Russia's 89 regions on investment climate.
www.hf.uib.no /Andre/vesti/KURSK.HTM   (429 words)

Kursk NPP instructors have been trained and the development of a pilot course on laser shaft alignment has been completed.
According to Kursk NPP Chief Engineer Vyacheslav Ryakhin, the processor can handle 1,000kg of radioactive waste in 24 hours, gathering the ashes and cleaning the fumes generated during processing.[2] The evaporation method is used for liquid waste decanted from the pulp of processed ion exchange resin and pearlite.[3] See also the Waste Developments section, below.
According to Kursk NPP engineer Nikolay Beletskiy, the performance reliability of the 1700 assembly channels was increased and the safety systems are now nine times more efficient than the old ones.
www.nti.org /db/nisprofs/russia/reactor/power/kursk.htm   (1424 words)

 Kursk --  Encyclopædia Britannica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Kursk is one of the oldest cities in Russia.
It is located 80 miles (130 km) northwest of Kursk city and was founded in 1958 in connection with the development of the KMA (Kursk Magnetic Anomaly), one of the Soviet Union's largest iron-ore-mining basins.
The German defeat at Kursk (July 5–August 23) was the largest tank battle of the war.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9046489?tocId=9046489   (756 words)

 East European Constitutional Review
The Kremlin’s role was similarly murky in the apparent ouster of the sitting governor of Kursk Oblast, Alexander Rutskoi.
The Kursk outcome demonstrated that while the Kremlin may have had a hand in removing Rutskoi from office it was unable to replace him with its chosen candidate.
While Putin insisted the Kursk decision was a judicial affair over which he had no influence, the federal government has a variety of tools at its disposal for undermining governors facing reelection.
www.law.nyu.edu /eecr/vol9num4/constitutionwatch/russia.html   (2889 words)

 Russian Central European Case Study
This area is located in the central European Russia and covers the administrative districts of the Moscow, Ryzan and Kursk oblasts.
Moscow and Ryzan oblasts have a great diversity of agricultural land uses, due to the heterogeneity of natural conditions.
Kursk oblast is characterized by more uniform natural conditions favoring intensive systems of crop-cattle husbandry.
www.iiasa.ac.at /Research/LUC/GIS/case1.htm   (567 words)

 Oblast Kursk - Wikipedia
Die Oblast Kursk (Курская область, Kurskaja oblast) ist eine Oblast im südwestlichen Russland.
Sie grenzt an die Ukraine und liegt verkehrstechnisch günstig an der Verbindung zwischen Moskau und den dicht bevölkerten, industriell geprägten Gebieten der östlichen Ukraine.
Die größten Städte neben dem Verwaltungssitz Kursk (408.000 Einwohner) sind die Bergbaustadt Schelesnogorsk (96.000), sowie Kurtschatow (46.000) und Lgow (23.000).
de.wikipedia.org /wiki/Oblast_Kursk   (96 words)

 List of federal subjects of Russia by area - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Thus, Tyumen Oblast includes two autonomous districts, Khantia-Mansia and Yamalia, Krasnoyarsk Krai includes Taymyria and Evenkia, and so forth.
Wherever this is the case, the nesting region's area is given with all the nested components included.
The same goes for Moscow and Leningrad Oblasts: areas given include the federal cities of Moscow and Saint Petersburg, respectively.
www.bonneylake.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/List_of_federal_subjects_of_Russia_by_area   (166 words)

 Regions: Dynamics of Industrial Output
The list of leaders in terms of industrial output dynamics are the city of Moscow and Moscow oblast, Kursk, Orel, Leningrad, Pskov, and Kaliningrad oblasts (in the latter there has increased the production of a number of products of light and food industries, mechanical engineering, there also existed a favorable situation in motor industry).
However, the rates of industrial growth in the city of St. Petersburg were rather modest, while in the Novgorod oblast the volumes of industrial output even declined.
The Samara and Ulyanovsk oblasts specializing in motor industry shall be specifically mentioned among the regions experiencing slump of industrial output.
www.iet.ru /trend/05-03/07_e.htm   (870 words)

 Kursk - netlexikon
Sie ist Hauptstadt der Oblast Kursk und liegt rund 500 km südlich von Moskau unweit der Grenze zur Ukraine.
Kursk wurde etwa 980 als Festung der Kiewer Rus gegründet und 1032 das erste Mal urkundlich erwähnt, Ausgrabungen deuten jedoch auf eine Besiedlung zumindest seit dem 5.
Kursk wurde zur Festung ausgebaut und war bis zum 18.
www.lexikon-definition.de /Kursk.html   (303 words)

 Kursk - susning.nu   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Kursk, stad i södra delen av europeiska Ryssland, Geografiska koordinater 51.8° N 36.2° Ö.
Känt för pansarslaget vid Kursk i juli 1943, då Röda armén vann en dyrköpt men mycket viktig seger mot tyska styrkor.
K-141 Kursk byggdes 1992 och tjänstgjorde från december 1994 till den 12 augusti 2000, då hon sjönk till botten i Norra ishavet efter en explosion ombord.
susning.nu /Kursk   (197 words)

 Blazons of Kurgan Oblast Towns
Kurgan Oblast was instituted on December 1, 1997.
The description of the coat of arms: "The Coat of Arms of Kurgan Oblast represents a green heraldic shield, in which field two silver barrows, from which left - less and arise from behind the right; in silver wall-like extremity with five merlons and four embrasures - running azure marten with gold muzzle and breast.
He told me, that with the light touch of Oblast Duma deputy Viktor Tataurov, these coat of arms and flag received the unofficial nickname: "Woman, swimming on her back".
www.heraldry.hobby.ru /eng/e.kurgan.html   (246 words)

Nikita Khrushchev was born in the village of Kalinovka, Dmitriyev uezd, Kursk Guberniya of the Russian_Empire (now Kursk_Oblast of the Russian_Federation).
In the months following the German invasion in 1941, Khrushchev, as a local party leader, was coordinating the defense of Ukraine, but was dismissed and recalled to Moscow after surrendering Kiev.
Later, he was a political_commissar at the Battle_of_Stalingrad and was the senior political officer in the south of the Soviet Union throughout the war time period—at Kursk, entering Kiev on liberation, and in the suppression of the Bandera nationalists of the UNO (who had earlier allied with the Nazis before fighting them in the Western_Ukraine).
www.palfacts.com /Nikita_Khrushchev   (1901 words)

 Kursk Oblast - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
On December 1, 2005, Perm Oblast and Permyakia will be merged to form Perm Krai.
On January 1, 2007, Evenkia and Taymyria will be merged into Krasnoyarsk Krai.
The article about Kursk Oblast contains information related to Kursk Oblast, Time zone, History, Administrative division, Districts and External links.
www.arikah.net /encyclopedia/Kursk_Oblast   (146 words)

 Blazons of Saint-Petersburg and Leningrad Oblast Towns
Leningrad Oblast was instituted on December 9, 1997.
The description of the arms: "The Coat of Arms of Leningrad Oblast represents the image of silver anchors crossed by a gold key on azure field of heraldic shield (the ratio of width to height is 8:9).
In the top of a shield the silver gear wall as a cross-belt on a red field is represented".
www.sadcom.com /pins/crests/spb.html   (541 words)

 Visit Siberia Ltd. :: Russia inside :: Belgorod oblast'   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Geographical position: Belgorod oblast` is located southwest Middle Russian Highland.
The oblast` borders on Kursk, Voronezh oblast` and Ukraine.
The structure of the oblast` includes 18 areas, 9 cities and 21 rural settlements The main rivers are the Severski Donets, the Oskol, the Vorskla.
visitsiberia.com /russia/region.php?r=31   (173 words)

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