Belgorod

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BELGOROD - БЕЛГОРОД

Belgorod was founded in 1596. Belgorod is mostly known as one of the cities involved into the Battle of the Kursk Bulge (5 July - 5 August 1943). The Red Army won one of the most important victories in this battle. German tanks attempted a pincer movement on Kursk but were halted and then driven back. It was the last time when Germans launched an offensive in the eastern front. From July 1943 they only retreated back to Berlin. (See also KURSK).

Belgorod literally means "white town"

Prince Vladimir the founder of Belgorod

Central square

Marshal Zhukov the most outstanding Soviet military leader

Diorama of the Battle of the Kursk Bulge

War monument

Statue of shuttle traders

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Belgorod lovely girls

The largest and the most fierce tank battle took place July 12, 1943 near the village of Prokhorovka in the territory of Belgorod oblast. 1,200 German and Soviet tanks clashed here shooting, ramming and burning each other. Currently the place is marked with a memorial and big museum. In the museum for just some500 rubles you can enjoy driving, riding and shooting a tank battle simulator.

Prokhorovka war memorial

Museum

 

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