The Battle of Kursk (July 5 - August 23, 1943), was the most important part of the strategic plan of the summer and autumn campaign of 1943 that combined the Kursk strategic defensive operation (July 5-23), the Orel (July 12-August 18) and Belgorod-Kharkov (August 3-23) strategic offensive operations. The battle lasted 49 days.
The key event of the Battle of Kursk was the battle of Prokhorovka, the most important battle of the defensive phase. It took place on July 12, 1943, on the southern face of the Kursk Bulge (Belgorod direction) in the Voronezh Front strip near the Prokhorovka station. It is considered one of the largest battles in the military history with the use of armored forces.
August 23 is the Day of Military Glory of Russia, the Day of the Nazi troops crushing by the Soviet Army in the Battle of Kursk. Belgorod, Kursk and Orel became the first cities in Russia to be granted the honorary title of the City of Military Glory.
The commemorative stamp features an emblem of celebration of the 80th Anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941–1945; the main illustration shows the sculptural composition Tank Battle at Prokhorovka - Taran in the Prokhorovka Field Reserve Museum.
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