Kastornoe

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Kastornoe

 

an urban-type settlement and center of Kastornoe Raion, Kursk Oblast, RSFSR, located on the Olym River in the Don basin.

Kastornoe is a railroad junction for lines to Moscow, Kursk, Voronezh, and the Donbas. During the Civil War of 1918–20 and the Great Patriotic War of 1941–45 there were major battles in the Kastornoe area in connection with the Voronezh-Kastornoe Operation of 1919 and the Voronezh-Kastornoe Operation of 1943.

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