from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A city of western Russia south-southwest of Moscow. First mentioned in 1095, it was destroyed by the Mongols in 1240 and rebuilt as a fortress in 1586. Population: 406,000.
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- proper n. A city in Russia; the administrative center of Kursk Oblast, Russia; scene of a major World War II battle between Soviet and German forces in 1943.
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- n. a city of southwestern Russia
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On August 12, 2000, the "Kursk" -- the largest attack submarine ever built -- went out to perform a drill in the Barents Sea.
The aliens, named the Kursk, wanted to install giant antennae at equidistant points around earth and they wanted us to hook our datacables into them.
And it's impossible to say at this moment that the Kursk is a victim of this poor training, poor readiness, but it's a possibility that the collision occurred because the crew simply wasn't adequately trained.
We know that the type of escape hatch that's on the Kursk is the same that's been on the Kito (ph) class submarines, and these -- the LR5 has exercise with in the -- with a NATO Polish Kito class submarines.
HANNA: A number of the sailors were born in this town called Kursk, the town after which the submarine was named.
LEON HARRIS, CNN ANCHOR: Britain says the Russian government has now ask for help in the rescue mission of that ill-fated nuclear submarine, Kursk, which is on the bottom of the Barents Sea.
LEON HARRIS, CNN ANCHOR: We've gotten some late word now on the fate of that Russian submarine, the Kursk, which is now lying on the bottom of the Barents Sea.
The loss of the Kursk was a direct consequence of the fleet command's negligence, "said Boris Kuznetsov, a lawyer who represented some of the sailors 'relatives."
The Kursk was the pride of Russia's Northern Fleet
However, the presidential administration understands how quickly setbacks can erode even Putin's support, as it learned in 2001 when Putin was lambasted for failing to show sympathy for the trapped crew of the "Kursk" nuclear submarine and in 2005 when pensioners took to the streets in the thousands calling for Putin's resignation because of a controversial social-benefits reform.