Regularly brought from the abbey to Kursk in a great procession involving thousands of peasants and pilgrims, Our Lady of Kursk. This ceremony is depicted in the famous painting by Ilya Repin. The original Icon is in the USA.
In Kursk the traditional fair of honey is being held. They are held each year before the beginning of the Orthodox fast. The citizens are stocking honey before the beginning of autumn. Bee keepers from Kursk region present their honey.
In Kursk, political organisations of young people unfurl a national flag to celebrate Russia Day. Russia Day is the national holiday of the Russian Federation, celebrated on June 12. It has been celebrated every year since 1992.
Kursk City Day took place this weekend with concerts, fairs, competitions, children's activities, and religious ceremonies. A large number of people from Kursk took part in the celebrations. Kursk, Russia. 25/09/2010
About 30 dance groups perform in a Ball in Red Square - the main Square Kursk. They performed the fairy tale Cinderella. The show lasted two hours as thousands of spectators saw it with admiration, which ended with fireworks.
Easter ceremonies have been begun in Russia. Many people went to Orthodox Churches to sanctify special food. Numerous church services were held. Orthodox Easter is traditionally celebrated a week later than in Europe.
In Kursk, thousands of people gathered at the Memorial Cemetery to commemorate the victims of the tragedy in the Barents Sea where some 118 sailors died during a military drill under 354 ft. of water in August of 2000. Russia. 12th August 2011
Leaders of the Kursk communists organise a demonstration along Lenin street in Kursk, devoted to the 94th anniversary of October Revolution, a political revolution and part of the Russian Revolution of 1917. Russia. 7th November 2011
In Svoboda (not far from Kursk) International exhibition of dogs CACIB-FCI took place. More than 700 dogs of 100 breeds took part in the competition for the Governer's Cup and other prizes. The judges were from Germany, Finland and other countries.
9 May is celebrated in Russia as Victory Day. On this day every year meetings, marches and other ceremonies are held. In Kursk there was held the traditional march to the Memorial to the victims of the World War 2.
Festival of Military History "Give Kiev!" commemorates the 68th anniversary of the liberation of Kiev. Over 900 participants attend the reenactment of the battle between the German Wehrmacht and the Soviet Red Army. Kiev, Ukraine. 5th November 2011