Kursk lies 315 miles south of Moscow and straddles the main Moscow-Rostov railway line.
A layer of fertile loess covers the whole surface, and Kursk belongs almost entirely to the black-earth region.
One of the intimates had informed the press that on such and such a day at a certain hour Tolstoy would be at the Kursk Station.
It would be better if it happened not in Kharkoff or in Kursk, but here, in nature's lap.
The Kursk district contains more than sixty old town sites; and barrows or burial mounds (kurgans) are extremely abundant.
I have also read a fine description of a ball given by a landowner of Kursk.