The year of the birth of Kursk is referred to The City of Kursk developed quickly. During the Great Patriotic War of 1812 Kursk was not a place of front, but militiamen fought courageously under Borodino, Tarutino and Maloyaroslavets.
By the end of the XIX-th century the number of inhabitants of Kursk was about 40 thousand people
Kursk is rich in monuments of architecture of the XIX-th century. The most significant buildings are: the mansion of merchant Hloponin, Kazanskiy Cathedral, the Building of the former Dvoryanskoye Sobraniye, the building of the town hospital 1, the Chambers of getman Mazepa.