June 9, 2011 – The Bank of Russia issues a new series commemorating the “Towns of Martial Glory”. The first coin is dedicated to the city of Belgorod in central Russia where once the largest tank battle in history took place.
Russian Federation – 10 RUB – brass plated steel – 22 mm – Mintage: 10 mil.
In its new series “Towns of Martial Glory” the Bank of Russia dedicates the first issue to the city of Belgorod. In July 1943 the Battle of Kursk took place nearby. Nazi Germany had occupied the city and in the largest tank battle in history Russia finally liberated Belgorod.
For more information on this new series visit the site of the Bank of Russia.
If you want to see a short film on the Battle of Kursk, click here.
If you are interested in the German newsreel on the Battle of Kursk, click here.