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The Battle of Kursk was a turning point in the Second World War. Soviet troops defeated Hitler's army and went on the offensive. The fascists planned to strike Kursk from Kharkov and Orel, defeat the Soviet troops and rush 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 battles that took place along the battle front were bloody. Monuments to Soviet soldiers can be erected in almost every village
The Battle of the Kursk Bulge, which lasted almost 50 fiery days and nights, went down in history as one of the most important events of the Great Patriotic War. It became a turning point in the course of hostilities. 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 Ponyrovsky and Fatezhsky districts. Teplovsky, Olkhovatsky and Molotychevsky heights became the scene of a deadly battle between the Red Army and the elite forces of the Wehrmacht in July 1943, the bloodiest clashes of the Battle of Kursk took place here. History comes to life in museums and memorials dedicated to those heroic, and sometimes incredibly tragic events.