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Prokhorovka

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Description of Prokhorovka

Prokhorovka - urban-type settlement (since 1968), the administrative center of the Prokhorovsky district of the Belgorod region of Russia. Population - 9081 people. (2017). The city is located in the north of the region, not far from the source of the river Psel, 56 km from the regional center. It has a railway station on the Kursk - Belgorod line of the South-Eastern Railway.

 

During the Great Patriotic War, on July 12, 1943, in the vicinity of the Prokhorovka railway station and the village of Aleksandrovskoye, the Battle of Prokhorovka was a major oncoming tank battle of World War II, where more than 1,200 tanks and self-propelled guns participated on both sides. It became  known as the battle of Kursk.

 

 

 

Travel destinations in Prokhorovka

In 1995, the State Military History Museum “Prokhorovka Field” was founded, which includes a memorial and the places where the main events of the Prokhorovsky tank battle took place during the Battle of Kursk in 1943.

Monuments of architecture
The house of merchant Alekseev I.F. Located in p. Prokhorovka (Sovetskaya st., 150). It was built at the end of the 19th century in the Russian modern style. The house is two-storeyed, the walls are brick. Until 1918 the house belonged to the merchant I. F. Alekseev. It currently houses the district court. It is designated as a monument of local importance.

Belfry - Monument of Victory at Prokhorovsky Field
The bell of unity of the three fraternal Slavic peoples.
Monument to the soldiers who fell on the Prokhorovsky field.
The belfry on the Prokhorovsky field.
Church of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul.
Regional value park "Klyuchi (Keys)"

Museums
History Museum Prokhorovsky tank battle.
Museum of Military Glory "Third Battlefield of Russia".
Museum of Nature Belogoriya.
Museum of armored vehicles

 

 

History of Prokhorovka

The first mention of the settlement of Prokhorovka in historical documents refers to the second half of the XVII century. The Polish nobleman Kirill Grigorievich Ilyinsky (Ilinsky) from the Korchak clan (Korczak) and his son Sawa left during the Russian-Polish war of 1654-1667 from Poland near Belgorod, where they founded the Ilyinsky settlement. In the 1860s, Ilinskaya Sloboda was renamed in honor of the reigning Emperor Alexander II in the village of Alexandrovskoye.

In the 1880s, a line of the Kursk-Kharkiv-Azov railroad passed west of the village. At the same time, the station Prokhorovka was built, named after the engineer-engineer, V. I. Prokhorov, responsible for its construction.

During the Great Patriotic War, on July 12, 1943, near the Prokhorovka railway station and the village of Aleksandrovskoye, the Battle of Prokhorovka was a major oncoming tank battle of World War II, where more than 1,200 tanks and self-propelled guns participated on both sides.

In the postwar years, the village of Aleksandrovskoye expanded and included the station Prokhorovka, which became the western part of the village. On June 20, 1968, the village of Aleksandrovskoye was given the status of a working village. On September 20 of the same year, the working settlement Aleksandrovsky was renamed Prokhorovka.

 

 

 


 

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Hotels, motels and where to sleep

 

 

Restaurant, taverns and where to eat

 

 

Cultural (and not so cultural) events

 

 

Interesting information and useful tips