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About Kursk, Russia

It is miraculous and still mysterious to many visitors. It is full of cultural and historic treasures, beautiful and unspoiled nature, motherland to industrious, bright and hospitable people.

Russia, a country that spans eleven time zones and two continents, ending less than 50 miles from North America. Russia is the largest country on earth, with enormous tracts of land. 

One of the most notable features of present day Russia is a renewed celebration of the wealth of its past and its potential for the future. Throwing off the blanket of communist uniformity, Russia today is a nation of enormous diversity and tremendous vitality. It is as if the cultural traditions of a century ago have re-awakened with a newfound strength - ancient cathedrals are being rebuilt and restored, colorful markets hum with activity once again and literature and the arts are quickly regaining the creative renown they enjoyed decades ago. A new Russia is now in full bloom.

Moscow - the Heart of Russia, its political, scientific, historical, and architectural and business center, from which power and might of the Russian state developed. 

Kursk is one of the oldest cities of European Russia not far from Moscow. It is a large industrial, Cultural, Historical & Scientific Center with an average temperature in summer +20 C & in winter –8 C.
The population of the city is more than 500,000.

Kursk is connected with Moscow, St-Petersburg, Kiev, and cities of the Crimea and the Caucasus by railroads. Highway Moscow – Simpferopol passes through Kursk; bus routes connect all regional centers of the area. 

Kursk region abounds in generous nature and historical events. Kursk nightingales with their unique trilling, aroma and juicy Kursk apples, Kursk magnetic anomaly, and the great Kursk battle, which determined the outcome of World War II are known all over the country.

There are museums and exhibition halls, theatres and concert halls in Kursk and towns of the area. At concerts of organ music or symphonic orchestra, it’s a lovely ancient and beautiful region of Nightingales. 

Our steppe is especially beautiful in spring and in summer. You can see a marvelous multicolored carpet of grass and flowers, which stretches up to the horizon. The Central-Black-Soil-Biosphere reserve "Streletskaya steppe " unites spices of virgin steppe flora. The scientists of the reserve carry out researches under the program "Interkosmos". There is a special track, which allows people to see the world of nature without human interference.

A great variety of flora spices make the main color aspect of the steppe change every ten days during flowering period (from May to September). The steppes and meadows are intermittent by woods and rivers. More than 900 rivers flow on Kursk ground, Seim being the main of them. The animal world of partially wooded steppe is very rich. You can see elks, roe deer, wild boars, beavers, larks and nightingales there. 

Miraculous and mysterious city of Kursk and her hospitable residents always welcome visitors with a warm reception!


 

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