Kursk, Russia




Hotels, motels and where to sleep

Restaurant, taverns and where to eat


Description of Kursk

Kursk is a city in Russia, the administrative center of the Kursk region, as well as the Kursk district. It is not included in the district, being a city of regional importance, forming the city of Kursk with the status of a city district. Kursk is located 530 km south of Moscow. In the Middle Ages it is the capital of the Kursk principality, in 1918 - the seat of the Provisional Workers 'and Peasants' Government of Ukraine.

Archaeological research shows that on the site of the present Znamensky Monastery of Kursk there existed a large settlement no later than the VIII century. Since 1508 - the southern border town within the Moscow State. In the same year began its restoration as a fortress city. In 1797 he was granted the status of a provincial city. Kursk - a place of bloody battles of the Great Patriotic War, "City of Military Glory" (April 27, 2007), was awarded the Order of the Patriotic War I degree "for courage and resilience shown by the working people of the city during the Great Patriotic War, as well as successes in economic and cultural construction ”(April 9, 1980).

The city is one of the cultural, religious centers of Russia. Kursk has a large industrial complex, scientific and educational centers. Kursk is a transport hub of central Russia.


Travel Destinations in Kursk

1  Mansion of merchant Khloponin  Wikidata element, st. Pionerov, 6. Built in the middle of the 18th century in the architectural style of Moscow Rus' of the 16th-18th centuries. Now the building houses the Kursk State Regional Museum of Archeology
2  Treasurer's house   Wikidata item, at the intersection of Marata and Radishcheva streets. One of the first stone civil buildings in Kursk built in the late 18th century.
3  The building of the former Assembly of the Nobility (House of Officers)  Wikidata element, st. Sonina, 4. A three-story brick corner building of the late 19th century, built in the eclectic style. Now the building houses the second concert venue of the Kursk Regional Philharmonic.
4 The building of the former men's gymnasium. The three-story building of the gymnasium was built in 1836 according to the project of A.P. Bryullov on the site of an earlier burnt building.
5 City Infectious Diseases Hospital, st. Perekalsky, 5. Built in 1904 with the money of the widow of a wealthy Kursk merchant Anna Ivanovna Gladkova.
6 Memorial complex "Kursk Bulge" (Arch of Triumph), st. Karl Marx, 104 (at the northern entrance to the city). Construction went on from 1998 to 2010. The final version of the complex includes a triumphal arch in honor of the Battle of Kursk, the City of Military Glory stele, the Church of St. George the Victorious, the tomb of the unknown soldier, an eternal flame, a monument to Marshal G. Zhukov and an alley with military equipment.
Monument to the Icon of the Mother of God "The Sign".
7 Wind farm Ufimtseva, st. Semenovskaya, 13. The world's first wind power station with an inertial battery, built in 1931 by the inventor A. G. Ufimtsev. Now in a dilapidated state, the original blades have been lost in recent years.
8  Church of the Assumption of the Mother of God , st. Marata, 31. The Catholic church was built in 1892-1896 at the request of the Kursk Catholic community, which at that time consisted of about a thousand people. The temple is made in the Neo-Gothic style with two spiers. From interesting facts: here Kazimir Malevich got married and baptized his daughter, and now organ concerts are held several times a month, the schedule is on the church website.
9 Holy Trinity Monastery, st. Gorky, 13/1. The exact date of foundation of the monastery is unknown, it was first mentioned in 1623. After 50 years, all the buildings were destroyed by fire, but already in 1695 the construction of a stone church in the name of the Life-Giving Trinity began.
10 Resurrection-Ilyinsky Church (Ilyinsky Church), st. Lenina, 11. ☎ +7 (4712) 51-40-35. Built in 1768. From 1788 to 1833 was the main temple of the city June 2022 edit
11 Sergius-Kazan Cathedral, M. Gorky, 27. 1778.


Red Square

The central square of the city, on which, among other things, there are monuments to 12 Lenin, 13 Alexander Nevsky, a memorial plaque with the names of Kuryan heroes, 14 Main Post Office.

Znamensky Cathedral  Wikidata element, st. Lunacharskogo, 4. Built in 1816-1826 in honor of the victory in the war of 1812. Made in the style of classicism, reflecting the features of the Western European Renaissance.
Resurrection Church.
Twin houses. Administration building and hotel "Central".
Pervomaisky park.



Museum of Local Lore, st. Lunacharsky, 6.
Museum of the Battle for Kursk.
Literary Museum.
Art Gallery. Deineki, st. Radishcheva, 85.
Archaeological Museum, st. Pioneers, 6.
Tram Museum.
Museum of Automobile Transport.
Museum of the History of the Locomotive Depot.
Firefighting Museum.
Zoological Museum of Kursk State University.
Military History Museum "Young Defenders of the Motherland".



Pushkin State Drama Theatre.
State Puppet Theatre. Mar 2018 edit
Theater of the young spectator "Rovesnik".



There is also a cinema in the shopping center "Pushkinsky" and "Central Park".

Tale, ave. Friendship, 18. ☎ +7 (4712) 51-65-73. Mon-Fri: 09:00-22:00.
Youth, st. Yamskaya, 2/7. ✉ ☎ +7 (4712) 54-59-35. 09:00-22:00.
World, st. Station, 14. ☎ +7 (4712) 34-09-32. 10:00-02:00.
Luxor, st. Student, 1. ☎ +7 4712 600300.
Motherland, st. Mendeleeva, 31. ☎ +7 (4712) 24-23-00.

State Philharmonic Society  Wikidata item, Perekalsky Square, 1. Art Nouveau red-brick building. Erected in 1913 as a building for the People's House. Now there is the Kursk State Philharmonic.
Planetarium  , st. Sonina, 4. ☎ +7 (4712) 70-20-81. Sessions for single visitors on weekdays - 12.00, 14.00, 16.00, on Saturdays and holidays, the schedule must be specified by phone or on the VKontakte page.
Circus, st. Alexander Nevsky, 4. ☎ +7 (471) 222-21-01.



Etymologically, the Old Russian "Kursk" comes from the name of the Kur River. The center of Kursk is located on two hills, on the right bank of the Tuskar River, at the confluence of the Kur River. The hydronym is possibly associated with the folk term kurya - "river bay, narrow channel of the river, backwater." Although, according to legend, it was the Kur that was once a full-flowing, navigable river, and then became shallow. If you look geographically, then in the place where the Kur now flows, there are hills on both sides, on the left downstream is the area of Pushkarnaya Street (1st, 2nd, 3rd Pushkarnaya, 1st, 2nd, 3 -ya Officerskaya) - on the right Cossack (Lower Cossack, Upper Lugovaya, Zarechnaya, etc.) - perhaps all this is the place where the Kur flowed. The same relief can be observed along the entire length of the river.


History of Kursk

Kursk is first mentioned in the Life of Theodosius of the Caves (not earlier than 1032, when the Dnieper left bank came into the possession of Yaroslav the Wise). In this chronicle, Kursk is described as a large city with developed trade and a significant number of inhabitants; was part of Chernigov, then Pereyaslav and Novgorod-Seversk principalities. The first mention in the Laurentian Chronicle is under the year 1095. The year 1095 is also considered the year of the founding of the Kursk specific principality, which existed in the 11th-13th centuries.

The first prince of Kursk was Izyaslav Vladimirovich, son of Vladimir Monomakh. Izyaslav built a fortress in Kursk, and since the end of the 11th century it has been one of the most powerful outposts on the border of Kievan Rus (the original Kursk fortifications were dismantled in the middle of the 17th century). The discovery of 40 lead seals of the Drogichin type from the middle of the 12th century testifies to the presence of a military-administrative center here.

In 1185, Prince Vsevolod Kursky, who also ruled in Trubchevsk, sent a squad against the Polovtsy; this unsuccessful campaign of the Russian princes is described in the Tale of Igor's Campaign. Later, the Kuryans participated in the battle on the Kalka.

In 1238, the city was completely destroyed by the Tatar-Mongols, after which the Kursk Principality was actually ruled by the Khan Baskak, who bought the principality's tribute from the Khan of the Golden Horde. In 1285, Kursk was again ravaged to the ground by the Nogai horde in response to the performance of the Rylsky and Vorgol prince Oleg, together with the Lipetsk prince Svyatoslav, against the Tatar Baskak Akhmet in 1283.

From 1362 (when the Lithuanian prince Olgerd took possession of the city) until the end of the 15th century, Kursk was part of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, Russia, Zhamoit and others. As "Kuresk on Tuskora" it is mentioned in the chronicle "List of Russian cities far and near" among the Kyiv cities (since 1362 Kiev and the territories related to it were part of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania). As the Lithuanian city of Kursk is mentioned in the agreement with the Teutonic Order of 1402.

At the end of the 16th and in the 17th centuries, Kursk was an important defensive point of the Russian state (it became part of it in 1508) on the borders with the Commonwealth and the Wild Field. There are known references to Kursk in the “Book of the Big Drawing” (1517), in the decree of Ivan IV the Terrible (1582; the sovereign ordered the exile of “kromeshniks, rebels, rebels” “to the outlying cities of Sevsk and Kursk”). In the 15th - early 16th centuries, the raids of the Crimean Tatars and Nogais led to the desolation of the city.

Only almost a century after the annexation of Kursk to the Russian state, the city arose anew in a new place (on two hills, on the right bank of the Tuskori River, at the confluence of the Kura River); The date of re-foundation of Kursk is 1586. In 1596, a new fortress was erected, in the garrison of which in 1616 there were over 1.3 thousand people. At the beginning of the 17th century, Polish-Lithuanian detachments repeatedly attacked Kursk (in 1612, 1616, 1617, 1634), Crimean Tatars, Nogais, but the Kursk fortress was never taken. The siege of 1612 and the siege of 1634 were especially difficult. Residents from Orel and other southern Russian cities were resettled in Kursk (in 1678, there were already 2.8 thousand inhabitants in Kursk). The city developed due to its favorable geographical position (the shortest route from Moscow to the Crimea, the road leading from Kursk to Kyiv). A foundry was organized, kvass and salt industries developed. There was an active trade (mainly grain) with the Little Russian lands (Gostiny Dvor was built in the middle of the 17th century).

In 1708, Kursk was assigned to the Kiev province, in 1727 - to the Belgorod province, and since 1779 it has been the center (main city) of the Kursk governorate (Field Marshal P. A. Rumyantsev was the first governor of Kursk). In 1785, the year the City Duma was formed, there were 7,590 inhabitants in Kursk. Since 1797, it has been the center (provincial city) of the Kursk province (the first governor was S. D. Burnashev). In the 18th century, Kursk became a major trading city and finally lost its border significance. It developed leather, brick, and lime production, and numerous stone structures were built (shopping arcades, etc.). A shipping company operated in Kursk (managed by the governor himself) - merchant ships went down the Seim towards Kyiv.

The main event of the city was (and still is) the annual religious procession from the Znamensky Monastery (founded in 1612) to the Korenskaya Hermitage, next to which the Korenskaya Fair arose, one of the largest in the country (it was transferred to Kursk in 1878).

After a great fire that devastated Kursk in 1781, on February 26, 1782, Catherine ΙΙ approved the "Plan for the provincial city of Kursk" - the first master plan for Kursk. According to the plan, the central position was to be occupied by shopping arcades (which were erected on the central square, which received the name Red). In 1768, the stone Ilyinsky Church appeared (it was famous for its choir of singers), in 1778 the Sergiev-Kazan Cathedral in the Baroque style was built; by 1778, the Trinity-Sergius Cathedral with rich interior decoration was completed.

In 1780, the first school was opened in the city, in 1783 - a noble school. In 1808 a men's gymnasium was organized, in 1817 a theological seminary. The women's gymnasium was opened in Kursk only in 1870.

In 1797, a printing house was opened in Kursk. Initially published mainly fiction. In 1792, a theater appeared in the city (private, by the Barsov brothers), on the stage of which Mikhail Shchepkin made his debut in 1805.

At the beginning of the 19th century, Kursk was not only a commercial, but also an industrial center. In 1846 there were 70 factories and plants in the city. At the beginning of the 19th century, the city already had a hotel (maintained by Colonel Poltoratskaya). In memory of the events of 1812, the Znamensky Cathedral was erected in the city (consecrated in 1826).

Since the end of 1868, Kursk has been a junction station for railways (traffic along the Moscow-Kursk railway was opened on September 30, 1868, when Alexander II, returning from the Crimea, went by special train from Kursk to Moscow). In 1878, from the Kursk station, located in the Yamskaya Sloboda (now part of the Kursk Railway District), a railway line was diverted to the city center, where the city station (Kursk II) was built. At the end of the 19th century, Kursk became an important center of the food industry (flour and sugar); in 1883, a candle factory was put into operation (since 1935, a chemical-pharmaceutical plant). Urban improvement developed rapidly: in 1874, the appearance of a water supply system dates back, 1897 - a tram service (organized by the Belgian Joint-Stock Company of the Railway in Kursk (“Tramways de KOURSK”), which also carried out street lighting work). After the redemption reform of 1861, banks began to open in the city - a branch of the International Commercial, city public, etc.

As of 1900, the city of Kursk, due to its location, had a very picturesque view. A lot of greenery, all the coastal slopes of the Tuskori River were occupied by fruit orchards, a relatively small number of factories and factories favorably distinguished it from other provincial cities located in the southern part of central Russia.

In 1903, the Kursk Museum of Local Lore received its first visitors. Soon the first cinemas appeared in Kursk (Illusion, Mirage, Giant, etc.), a large library with a reading room, two public gardens - Lazarevsky and Livadia, in the latter there was a summer theater. In 1896, a neo-Gothic Catholic church was built in the city, restored and again transferred to the Church at the end of the 20th century. In total, at the beginning of the 20th century, 21 Orthodox and one Edinoverie churches, a Catholic church, two synagogues, Lutheran churches, a male and female monasteries operated in the city.

At the beginning of the 20th century, with the dominant role of the food industry (the brewery No. 1 operated in Kursk, one of the largest in Russia, owned by A. K. Kvilits), other industries also developed; Thus, in the 1900s, 4 sieve-punching workshops appeared in the city (of which the largest was Tikhonov's workshop, whose products were sent to the foreign market - to Germany, Austria-Hungary, etc.). Several machine-building enterprises were organized (in 1914 there were 7 of them, one of them was a railway one). Working conditions at the Kursk enterprises were difficult, and strikes often took place (for example, in 1901-1903, workers from the Kursk sugar factories went on strike). Kursk workers participated in a general political strike during the revolution of 1905-1907; the strike was organized by the Kursk railway workers.

On November 26 (December 9), 1917, Soviet power was established in the city.

On September 20, 1919, volunteer troops under the command of General Denikin entered the city. November 19, 1919 Kursk was taken by the Red Army.

In 1932, Yamskaya Sloboda was included in Kursk, and in 1935 a tram was launched into it. In 1936, the territory of the city of Kursk was divided into Leninsky district (left bank of the Kur), Dzerzhinsky district (right bank of the Kur) and Kirovsky district (Yamskaya Sloboda). In 1937, the Stalinsky district (the southern outskirts of the city) was created. In 1939, Cossack Sloboda, Pushkarnaya Sloboda, Streletskaya Sloboda and the outskirts of the village of Ryshkovo (railway station and construction site) became part of Kursk, while Cossack Sloboda became Dzerzhinsky District, Pushkarnaya Sloboda became Leninsky District, Streletskaya Sloboda became Kirovsky District.


The Great Patriotic War

At the beginning of the Great Patriotic War, Kursk was defended not only by the Red Army, but also by the people's militia. On August 29, 1941, Kursk was bombed for the first time by German aircraft. In Kursk, 4 regiments of the people's militia and several destruction battalions were formed, which took part in defensive battles. In early November, German troops approached the city, on November 1-2, defensive battles were fought for the city.; on the night of November 3, Kursk was surrendered to the enemy (according to other sources, November 4). The city was badly damaged during the fighting during the liberation from the German occupation, which lasted until February 8, 1943, when the city was liberated by the 60th Army under the command of General I. D. Chernyakhovsky; during the occupation, about three thousand residents of the city were shot, almost ten thousand were driven to Germany, over 10 thousand residents of Kursk died of starvation and epidemics. The total material damage from destruction during the occupation and battles for the city amounted to more than 742 million rubles.

Liberated by units of the Voronezh Front during the Kharkov offensive operation, which was carried out on February 2 - March 3, 1943.

On February 8, the city of Kursk was liberated by the troops of the 121st SD (Colonel Bushin, Mikhail Alekseevich), the 132nd SD (Colonel Shkrylev, Timofey Kalinovich), the 280th SD (Colonel Golosov, Dmitry Nikolayevich), the 322nd SD (Lieutenant Colonel Perekalsky , Stepan Nikolaevich), 248th cadet rifle brigade (colonel Gusev, Ivan Andreevich); 79th brigade (lieutenant colonel Vysotsky, Fedor Prokofievich) of the 60th army of the Voronezh front. The last battles in Kursk ended on February 9th.

The Battle of Kursk is also memorable (July 5, 1943 - August 23, 1943, it is also the Battle of Kursk, during which the Red Army stopped the fascist offensive, prepared by them under the name Operation Citadel (German unternehmen Zitadelle), and, itself going into offensive, "straightened the Kursk Bulge", freeing the lands on its flanks (including the cities of Orel and Belgorod). The Battle of Kursk in its scope, involved forces and means, tension, results and military-political consequences, is one of the key battles Great Patriotic War The Battle of Kursk lasted forty-nine days - from July 5 to August 23, 1943.

During the war, 245 Kursk people became Heroes of the Soviet Union, 85 - full cavaliers of the Order of Glory of the Great Patriotic War.


Post-war period

The restoration of the city's enterprises began already in February 1943; at the same time, the cultural life of the city was revived - on February 19, a cinema was opened, on February 27 - a drama theater. On October 6, 1949, the territory of the Accumulator plant became part of the city, and already in 1953 a tram was launched here. By 1950, the city economy was completely restored. On February 24, 1955, the villages of 1st Lamonovo and 2nd Lamonovo, which were previously part of the Ryshkovsky village council of the Streletsky district (now the Kursk region), the villages of Dvoretskaya Polyana and 2nd Tsvetovo, which were previously part of the Novo-Poselenovsky village council of Streletsky, were included in Kursk district. On August 17, 1956, the Stalinsky district was renamed the Promyshlenny district, and the Dzerzhinsky district was abolished, its territory was divided between Promyshlenny and Leninsky districts. On June 12, 1972, the villages of Popovka and Murynovka, which were previously part of the Sapogovsky village council of the Streltsy district, the villages of 1st Nizhnee Gutorovo and 2nd Nizhnee Gutorovo, which were previously part of the Voroshnevsky village council of the Leninsky district, the villages of 3rd Tsvetovo and 4 -e Tsvetovo, which were previously part of the Novo-Poselenovsky Village Council of the Streletsky District, the western part of the village of Ryshkovo of the Ryshkovsky Village Council of the Streletsky District.

As early as the 1930s, several large educational institutions appeared in the city: in 1934 a pedagogical institute (now Kursk State University), in 1935 a medical institute (now Kursk State Medical University). The development of the system of educational institutions continued in the postwar years: in 1956, an agricultural institute (now the Kursk State Agricultural Academy) began operating, and in 1964, a polytechnical institute (now the Southwestern State University).

Since 1935, Kursk radio amateurs have been able to receive television transmissions from Moscow. In 1960, the Committee for Radio Broadcasting and Television was formed under the Kursk Regional Executive Committee. The first broadcast of local television went on the air on January 14, 1961.

By the Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR of April 9, 1980, the city of Kursk was awarded the Order of the Patriotic War of the 1st degree for the courage and steadfastness shown by the city's workers during the Great Patriotic War, and for the successes achieved in economic and cultural construction.

Until 2010, Kursk had the status of a historical settlement, however, by Order of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation dated July 29, 2010 No. 418/339, the city was deprived of this status.



Getting here

By plane
Regular flights from Moscow and St. Petersburg. Flights from Simferopol are added in summer.

1 Kursk-Vostochny Airport (IATA:URS) (7 km east of the city center). It is used by both civil and military aviation.

By train
The city is an important railway junction where the Moscow-Kharkov and Voronezh-Kyiv lines intersect.

From Moscow you can get on the branded train "Nightingale" or any other, following in the direction of Ukraine. From Orel and Belgorod, in addition to dozens of trains, there are daily trains Orel-Kursk and Belgorod-Kursk.

2  Railway station, Privokzalnaya sq., 1. ☎ 8 (800) 775-00-00. The station was built in 1952 and is a monument to the railroad workers - participants in the Battle of Kursk. A sculpture of a warrior is installed in the waiting room, and the walls are decorated with a bas-relief "Battle of Kursk". There is a restaurant, a waiting room, a left-luggage office, sleeping places in rest rooms, Wi-Fi.

By bus
3  Bus station, 114, 50 years of October st. The cash desk is open 24/7.
How to get there: by trolleybuses No. 2, No. 9, trams 2, 3, buses 3, 26, 54, 86, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119, 120.

By car
From Moscow - 530 km along the M2 highway.

From the south and east through Voronezh, then 225 km along the A144 highway.


Get around

City public transport is represented by buses, trolleybuses, trams, as well as fixed-route taxis.

Every year, almost 200 million people are transported by urban passenger transport.

As of 2023, there are 58 bus, 7 trolleybus and 4 tram routes. Trolleybus and tram transportation is carried out by MUE "Kurskelectrotrans", the trolleybus fleet consists of 80 units, the tram fleet - 62 units of rolling stock. Intracity bus transportation is carried out by Volgograd Bus Park LLC, which has a fleet of 50 buses. The total number of buses on city routes, including fixed-route taxis, is about 400 units.

The fare is 25 rubles for cash and 23 rubles for cashless payments in private transport, and 31 rubles for cash, 25 rubles for cashless payments in municipal transport.

The city administration is implementing a program to phase out minibuses in favor of more spacious buses. Since 2007, a satellite navigation system has been introduced in public transport. As of 2012, all urban public transport is equipped with navigation devices. At the end of 2010, the Center for the Automated System for the Integrated Management of Vehicles was organized, with the help of which it is supposed to automate the collection of transport information and optimize public transport routes. With the support of the Municipal Unitary Enterprise “Central Dispatch Service of the City of Kursk”, a website has been organized where you can track the location of public transport in real time, and you can also use the Yandex. Transport

Dedicated lanes
For urban public transport in the city center, there are dedicated lanes - along Alexander Nevsky, Sonin, Lenin, Krasny Oktyabr, Radishchev, Perekalsky streets, as well as along Red Square and Pobeda Avenue. Dedicated lanes are designed to give priority to public transport in general traffic. The need for their appearance arose due to the fact that the intensity of traffic in some sections required the separation of the main flow of cars and route transport so that the latter would not have to stand in traffic jams for a long time.

Automated fare control system
On September 5, 2011, an automated fare control system (ASKOP) was put into operation in Kursk. The introduction of the system into operation is carried out by the Integrated Ticketing Systems of Kursk. The entry was to take place in 3 stages. At the initial stage, a partially open version of the system was implemented, in which the sale of tickets and control of travel using social cards is carried out in the public transport cabin by conductors with portable validators, the second stage involves the installation of stationary validators, the third - the commissioning of turnstiles. After the introduction and installation of the turnstiles was completed, it turned out that the number of passengers boarding increased several times, so since 2012 the turnstiles have been removed from all public transport routes. Currently, fares are paid using portable validators.

Fare payment
Payment for public transport in Kursk is carried out using transport cards, in cash, and also by bank card. Transport cards are valid in public public transport of the city of Kursk (buses, trolleybuses, trams) and suburban transport (non-commercial) within a radius of 50 km from the city of Kursk.

Transport card "Electronic Wallet" - designed to pay for travel within the boundaries of the city of Kursk in public transport (large-capacity buses, trolleybuses, trams). Purchased once every 3 years
The student's transport card is valid only in public public transport in the city of Kursk. The card is purchased once and is valid for 3 years. The number of trips is not limited.
Student transport card - allows you to use reduced fares for public transport in Kursk (bus, trolleybus, tram). The card is purchased once and is valid for 3 years. The number of trips is not limited. The cost of monthly replenishment depends on the number of modes of transport that are allowed to travel:
for one type of transport - 250 rubles.
for two types of transport - 300 rubles.
for three types of transport - 350 rubles.

Beneficiary transport card — Valid for travel in urban (buses, trolleybuses, trams) and suburban transport (non-commercial). The beneficiary's transport card is purchased once and is valid for 3 years. The cost of monthly replenishment of the card is 300 rubles; The number of trips per month is not limited.

Implementation of ASCOP
Pilot implementation of ASCOP "closed type" began in April 2011. According to the administration of the city of Kursk, the experiment was successful and showed that the turnstiles would not create difficulties for passengers, however, the “closed type” fare collection system caused numerous complaints from the townspeople, in particular, non-compliance with the bus schedule was noted due to an increase in boarding time, as well as Significant challenges faced by the disabled, the elderly and passengers with wheelchairs getting on and off public transport. Nevertheless, the administration of the city of Kursk made a decision on the phased commissioning of the passage control system from September 2011, despite everything, control systems were installed, but were never put into operation. Starting in 2012, all travel control systems were removed from all routes, and magnetic cards were canceled.



Hypermarkets and supermarkets: Line, Billa, Perekrestok, Kuryanochka, Pyaterochka, Magnit, METRO.

1  SEC "Pushkinsky", st. Lenina, 30. On the 4th floor - entertainment center "Lukomorye", cinema "Five Stars"
2  SEC "Central Park". Large shopping center with IMAX cinema.
3  SEC "Manezh", st. Shchepkina, 4b. There is an entertainment center "3 UROVEN".
4 TSUM, st. Lenina, 12.
Supercenter "Europe"
SEC "Europe-10", st. Karl Marx, 59
SEC "Europe-15"
5  SEC "Europe-20", Druzhby Ave., 9-a. 9:00 - 22:30. The DRC "Evrasik Park" is operating.
SEC "Europe-40" st. Student, 1


Hotels, motels and where to sleep

Tsentralnaya (Центральная), 2 Lenina St. Restaurant, bar, cafe, ATM from at 1600RUB.

Kursk (Курск), 24 Lenina st (The city center), ☎ +7 47122 2-69-80, +7 47122 2-24-08. Soviet-style hotel, free wi-fi, no breakfast, a balanced quality for the price.

Nightingale woods (Соловьиная роща), 142a, Engels St (Located on the city's outskirts close to the woods and a small river), ☎ +7 4712 32-55-32, fax: +7 (4712) 32-55-32, e-mail: welcome@hotelkursk.ru. Restaurant, bar, sauna, billiard, breakfast, tennis court, wi-fi from at 2600RUB.
Avrora (Аврора), 9 Sumskaya st, ☎ +7 4712 390 900, +7 4712 390 901, +7 4712 390 902, e-mail: avrora@avrorakursk.ru.  Restaurant, lobby-bar, massage salon, sauna, wi-fi. from at 2900RUB.


Restaurant, taverns and where to eat

Food courts in Pushkinsky shopping centers (including My Pizza pizzeria) and Manezh. "Baby Potato" in the shopping center Europe-20 and 40, "Subway" in Europe-40.

Pizzeria "Zhar-pizza". Among other things, establishments are open in the shopping centers "Manezh", "Europe-10" and the shopping center "Europe-40".
st. Lenina, 20.
st. Lenin, 108 (pl. Perekalsky).
Self-service cafe "Dacha", st. Garden, 5.
st. Student, 1 (Europe-40).
st. Lenina, 12 (in the building of the Central Department Store).
Pizzeria "Tashir"
Nest in the grocery store "Kursk"

Average cost
"Pasta Basta".
restaurant "Dikanka", st. Dzerzhinsky, 47A.
Italian restaurant, st. Karl Marx, 21
Coffee house "Boulanger", Lenina street, 90/2.
restaurant "Steak House"
restaurant "Amalfi"

Restaurant "MARSHE".
restaurant "Central"
restaurant "European"
restaurant "Aurora"
Restaurant Nightingale Grove
restaurant "Pronto"



The One Bar, Dzerjinskogo 19, ☎ +7 4712 360112. 13:00 to 5AM. Modern, attractive bar in the center of town, close to Red Square. Open daily from 13:00 until 3AM on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. On weekends it opens from 13:00 until 5AM with great DJ's and a European standard selection of music.


Precautionary measures

It is better to neglect an evening walk along the dysfunctional streets of Kazatskaya, Aerodromnaya, Unionnaya; as well as the districts of KZTZ, Fiber, Parkovaya.

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In the north, the city borders on the Nizhnemedveditsky village council, in the northeast - on Shchetinsky, in the east - on Klyukvinsky, in the southeast - on Ryshkovsky, in the south - on Novoposelenovsky, in the southwest - on Voroshnevsky, in the west - on Mokovsky.

The largest river is the Seim, its tributaries flow through the city - Tuskar, Mokva and Tsvetovsky stream, Tuskari tributary - Kur, channels - Krivets and Rovets.



Kursk is in the MSK (Moscow time) time zone. The offset of the applicable time from UTC is +3:00. In accordance with the applied time and geographic longitude, the average solar noon in Kursk occurs at 12:35.



The climate of the city is temperate continental, the average daily temperature in the summer months is about +23 ... +25 °С (maximum +39 °С), the average temperature in the winter months is about -6 ... -8 °С (minimum -36 °С).

The city is located in the forest-steppe zone. Winter is moderately cold on average, although there are thaws. Severe frosts are rare in the city. Summer is unstable: clear, hot weather is often replaced by cool, rainy. There are thunderstorms