Day Trip to Kursk

James Kinnear took a 1300km road trip to visit the site of one of the most famous battlefields in World War Two history

Being based in Moscow has had some particular advantages. Over the years I’ve visited wartime Russian Front battlefields on what is today the territory of the Russian Federation and now independent Belarus and Ukraine. All these visits have been particularly thought provoking and poignant, but it was only recently that the opportunity arose to visit one of the most famous battlefields in Soviet World War Two history; the battlefields near a provincial Russian city that is widely known across the world even by those with no particular knowledge of history or warfare - Kursk


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