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Russia marks 75th anniversary of its watershed victory at the Battle of Kursk

August 23, 16:25 UTC+3

August 23, 2018, marks 75 years since the end of a landmark operation of World War II, the Battle of the Kursk Salient

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Soviet Marshall Georgy Zhukov seen outside the city of Kursk, the scene of the WW II biggest tank battle, 1943
Soviet Marshall Georgy Zhukov seen outside the city of Kursk, the scene of the WW II biggest tank battle, 1943
Soviet Marshall Georgy Zhukov seen outside the city of Kursk, the scene of the WW II biggest tank battle, 1943
© Georgy Lipskerov/TASS
The Battle of Kursk brought together 4 million men and officers on both sides, more than 10,000 tanks and 11,000 warplanes
The Battle of Kursk brought together 4 million men and officers on both sides, more than 10,000 tanks and 11,000 warplanes
The Battle of Kursk brought together 4 million men and officers on both sides, more than 10,000 tanks and 11,000 warplanes
© I. Ozersky/TASS
Soldiers of the Red Army talking to residents of the village of Prokhorovka, 1943
Soldiers of the Red Army talking to residents of the village of Prokhorovka, 1943
Soldiers of the Red Army talking to residents of the village of Prokhorovka, 1943
© Oleg Sizov, Yuri Nabatov/TAS
German military column attacked by Soviet aviation, 1943
German military column attacked by Soviet aviation, 1943
German military column attacked by Soviet aviation, 1943
© B. Levshin/TAS
The Battle of Prokhorovka was fought on July 12 near Prokhorovka, 1943, 87 kilometres southeast of Kursk in the Soviet Union,
The Battle of Prokhorovka was fought on July 12 near Prokhorovka, 1943, 87 kilometres southeast of Kursk in the Soviet Union,
The Battle of Prokhorovka was fought on July 12 near Prokhorovka, 1943, 87 kilometres southeast of Kursk in the Soviet Union,
© TASS
Soviet artillerymen shooting Germans during the Battle of Kursk
Soviet artillerymen shooting Germans during the Battle of Kursk
Soviet artillerymen shooting Germans during the Battle of Kursk
© TASS
Soviet soldiers engaging e in local fighting approaching the city of Dmitrov-Orlovsky in the Battle of Kursk
Soviet soldiers engaging e in local fighting approaching the city of Dmitrov-Orlovsky in the Battle of Kursk
Soviet soldiers engaging e in local fighting approaching the city of Dmitrov-Orlovsky in the Battle of Kursk
© Yakov Khalip/TASS
The Battle of the Kursk Salient marked a turning point in fighting on the Eastern Front
The Battle of the Kursk Salient marked a turning point in fighting on the Eastern Front
The Battle of the Kursk Salient marked a turning point in fighting on the Eastern Front
© I. Ozersky/TASS
German gunner sitting near destroyed artillery gun, 1943
German gunner sitting near destroyed artillery gun, 1943
German gunner sitting near destroyed artillery gun, 1943
© TASS
Kursk partisans meeting with Soviet soldiers, 1943
Kursk partisans meeting with Soviet soldiers, 1943
Kursk partisans meeting with Soviet soldiers, 1943
© TASS
Wreckage of German military equipment and transport after the Wehrmacht defeat in the Battle of Kursk, 1943
Wreckage of German military equipment and transport after the Wehrmacht defeat in the Battle of Kursk, 1943
Wreckage of German military equipment and transport after the Wehrmacht defeat in the Battle of Kursk, 1943
© TASS
Citizens clearing Lenin street of debris in Kursk, 1943
Citizens clearing Lenin street of debris in Kursk, 1943
Citizens clearing Lenin street of debris in Kursk, 1943
© TASS
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Soviet Marshall Georgy Zhukov seen outside the city of Kursk, the scene of the WW II biggest tank battle, 1943
© Georgy Lipskerov/TASS
The Battle of Kursk brought together 4 million men and officers on both sides, more than 10,000 tanks and 11,000 warplanes
© I. Ozersky/TASS
Soldiers of the Red Army talking to residents of the village of Prokhorovka, 1943
© Oleg Sizov, Yuri Nabatov/TAS
German military column attacked by Soviet aviation, 1943
© B. Levshin/TAS
The Battle of Prokhorovka was fought on July 12 near Prokhorovka, 1943, 87 kilometres southeast of Kursk in the Soviet Union,
© TASS
Soviet artillerymen shooting Germans during the Battle of Kursk
© TASS
Soviet soldiers engaging e in local fighting approaching the city of Dmitrov-Orlovsky in the Battle of Kursk
© Yakov Khalip/TASS
The Battle of the Kursk Salient marked a turning point in fighting on the Eastern Front
© I. Ozersky/TASS
German gunner sitting near destroyed artillery gun, 1943
© TASS
Kursk partisans meeting with Soviet soldiers, 1943
© TASS
Wreckage of German military equipment and transport after the Wehrmacht defeat in the Battle of Kursk, 1943
© TASS
Citizens clearing Lenin street of debris in Kursk, 1943
© TASS

The Battle of the Kursk Salient ended on August 23, 1943. The battle became one the milestone events of World War II. It brought together 4 million men and officers on both sides, more than 10,000 tanks and 11,000 warplanes. The Battle of the Kursk Salient marked a turning point in fighting on the Eastern Front. TASS remembers the largest tank battle in history. 

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