Victory over Germany in the Battle of Kursk in Russia Date in the current year: August 23, 2016

Victory over Germany in the Battle of Kursk in Russia Victory over Germany in the Battle of Kursk is one of the days of military honor in Russia. This day annually falls on August 23, that is the last day of the battle.

The Battle of Kursk was one of the largest armored clashes in the world history. The battle began on July 5, 1943 with the German offensive code-named Operation Citadel and ended on August 23, 1943. The battle lasted for one month, three weeks and one day and occurred on the Eastern Front near the city of Kursk (280 mi or 450 km southwest of Moscow).

Victory in the Battle of Kursk was the strategic Soviet success. It was the first time, when the German offensive was stopped before achieving a breakthrough. The Soviet Union gained the operational initiative. Before the battle the Soviet Union only protected itself, and after the battle the Red Army started to conduct offensive operations.

Observation of the day, when the Soviet Union defeated Germany in the Battle of Kursk, is very important for Russia. The battle played a decisive role in the World War II and in the history of Russia as the whole.

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