Kursk (Russian: Курск) is a city at the confluence of the Kur, Tuskar and Seym Rivers in Western Russia. It covers 190 sq km (73 sq mi) and has a population of 415,000 people (2012 estimate). The city is the administrative center of Kursk Oblast, which borders Ukraine.
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Human habitation in the Kursk area is said to go back to the 5th century BC, though the earliest mention of the town was in 1032. It was destroyed by raiders led by Batu Khan in 1237 and was only rebuilt towards the end of the 13th century.
From 1360 to 1508, Kursk was under the rule of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, after which it became the southern province of Russia. Under Russian rule, the city suffered from several raids staged by the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth and Crimean Khanate, and was ruled by the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth from 1611 to 1634.
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Places of Interest in Kursk
- Kursk Cathedral
- Kursk State Medical University
- Kursk State University
- Monastery Cathedral of the Sign
- Romodanovsky Chamber
- Upper Church of the Trinity Monastery
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