Date: 5 months ago   Category: Society

The Ministry of Defence has declassified documents on the Kursk fight


The Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation has published classified documents about the 75th anniversary of the Kursk fight in the summer of 1943.

Department has submitted photos, schemes of offensive operations, orders of a glavnokomandovaniye and prize sheets. It is dated for the 75 anniversary of the largest tank battle of World War II.

In particular, in the order of the Supreme Commander Joseph Stalin of August 23, 1943 is told about assignment of honourable names to parts which participated in offensive operation and have freed Belgorod, Kursk and Kharkiv. Then in honor of the Soviet soldiers freeing the cities during fight for the first time in the history of the country in Moscow the salute is given.

One of the most considerable published documents - the directive of the Rate of general headquarters on the approval of the plan of liberation of Kharkiv which became "one of final points of strategic approach of troops of the Red Army on the Kursk arch". Real names of military leaders in the document aren't called: Georgy Zhukov and Alexander Vasilevsky are hidden under pseudonyms Yuryev and Vasilyev.

of the Ministry of Defence has also submitted documents on work of command of the Bryansk front with fighters on ways of fight against the latest German heavy Tiger tank. "In number 1539 of the enemy tanks which are lined and destroyed by parts of the Red Army there is a large number of notorious "tigers", - it is emphasized in the text.

the Kursk fight occurred from July 5 to August 23, 1943. It is considered the largest tank fight in the history of mankind in which more than 6 thousand tanks were involved.

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