Kursk

Kursk (Russian: Курск; IPA: [ˈkursk]) is a city and the administrative center of Kursk Oblast, Russia, located at the confluence of the Kur, Tuskar, and Seym Rivers. The area around Kursk was the site of a turning point in the SovietGerman struggle during World War II and the site of the largest tank battle in history. Population: 415,159(2010 Census); 412,442(2002 Census); 424,239(1989 Census).

History

Archaeology indicates that the site of Kursk was settled in the 5th or 4th century BCE. The settlement was fortified and included Slavs at least as early as the 8th century CE.

The first written record of Kursk is dated 1032. It was mentioned as one of Severian towns by Prince Igor in The Tale of Igor's Campaign: "Saddle, brother, your swift steeds. As to mine, they are ready, saddled ahead, near Kursk; as to my Kurskers, they are famous knights—swaddled under war-horns, nursed under helmets, fed from the point of the lance; to them the trails are familiar, to them the ravines are known, the bows they have are strung tight, the quivers, unclosed, the sabers, sharpened; themselves, like gray wolves, they lope in the field, seeking for themselves honor, and for their prince, glory."

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Data leak exposes surveillance at Russia's top telecommunications firm

Boing Boing 18 Sep 2019
COPM) ... Nokia planned to improve a number of local MTS-owned phone exchanges in several Russian cities — including Belgorod, Kursk and Voronezh — to comply with the latest changes to the country’s surveillance laws. TechCrunch reviewed the documents, which included several floor plans and network diagrams for the local exchanges....
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Documents reveal how Russia taps phone companies for surveillance

Crunch 18 Sep 2019
Lawful intercept’ ... Tech companies, including messaging apps like Telegram, also have to comply with the law ... Nokia planned to improve a number of local MTS-owned phone exchanges in several Russian cities — including Belgorod, Kursk and Voronezh — to comply with the latest changes to the country’s surveillance laws....
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Obit: Lyubov Sidorova

Times Free Press 23 Sep 2018
Born on November 11, 1954 in Kursk, Russia to Ilya Zavgorodny and Evgenia Zavgorodnaya, Luba grew up in Kursk and graduated from Kursk Teachers Training University in 1978 with a degree in secondary education ... Luba was preceded in death by her husband Evgeny, who was laid to rest at home in Kursk in 1995; and her grandson, Malish Murphy in 2001....
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