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The Battle of Kursk was a turning point in the Second World War. The Soviet troops defeated the Hitlerite army and went on the offensive. The Nazis planned to attack the Kursk from Kharkov and Orel, to defeat the Soviet troops and to aspire to the South. But, fortunately for all of us, the plans of the Third Reich were not destined to come true. From July 5 to July 12, 1943, the struggle for every piece of Soviet land continued. After the victory at Kursk, the Soviet troops went on the offensive, and this continued until the end of the war.|
The Orel-Kursk Arc is one of the central events of the Great Patriotic War. The fighting on the battle front was bloody. Almost in every village you can put up monuments to Soviet soldiers
The Battle of the Kursk Bulge, which lasted for almost 50 fiery days and nights, went down in history as one of the most important events of the Great Patriotic War. It was a turning point in the course of the fighting. After the defeat of the German troops at Kursk and Orel, the strategic initiative finally passed into the hands of the Soviet command. "Berlin is still far away, but the final victory was already visible in these lights," wrote Marshal Georgy Zhukov, recalling the Battle of Kursk.
The northern face of the Fiery Arc is the territory of the Ponyrovsky and Fatezhsky districts. Teplovsky, Olkhovatsky and Molotychevsky heights became the scene of a deadly battle between the Red Army and the selected forces of the Wehrmacht in July 1943, where the bloodiest clashes of the Battle of Kursk took place. History comes to life in museums and on memorials dedicated to those heroic, and sometimes incredibly tragic events.