kursk

English translation: name of the Russian city

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04:18 Sep 3, 2000
Russian to English translations [Non-PRO]
Tech/Engineering
Russian term or phrase: kursk
This is the name of the submarine of the Russian Northern Fleet that has foundered. I should like to know the meaning of the word; e.g., a city, an adjective, an animal.
Thank you.
Chester
English translation:name of the Russian city
Explanation:
Kursk is the name of the Russian city. It is particularly famous because of the greatest in history tank battle that took place nearby during the WWII. Several thousand tanks participated from both sides (Red Army and Nazis). But I do not think that the submarine was names after the battle itself. It is just the name of the city. Compare US submarine Memphis, for example.
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Alexander Kudriavtsev
Local time: 05:56
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Thank you, Alexx, for your thoughtful and satisfying answer.
Chester Graham
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naCity name
xxxNelly
naname of the Russian city
Alexander Kudriavtsev


  

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27 mins
name of the Russian city


Explanation:
Kursk is the name of the Russian city. It is particularly famous because of the greatest in history tank battle that took place nearby during the WWII. Several thousand tanks participated from both sides (Red Army and Nazis). But I do not think that the submarine was names after the battle itself. It is just the name of the city. Compare US submarine Memphis, for example.

Alexander Kudriavtsev
Local time: 05:56
Native speaker of: Native in RussianRussian, Native in BelarusianBelarusian
PRO pts in pair: 21
Grading comment
Thank you, Alexx, for your thoughtful and satisfying answer.
Chester Graham

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1 hr
City name


Explanation:
Just in addition to the above. The submarine was named after the city, and the citizens of Kursk were very proud of it, they used to call it "our boat". Sad...

xxxNelly
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in LithuanianLithuanian
PRO pts in pair: 4

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