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Belgorod is one of the most beautiful towns of Russia.It was founded in 1593. It is situated in the South of European Russia. The population of the town is 300 thousand people. It occupies the territory of 270 square kilometres.
Belgorod attracts many tourists because of its history. There are many historical places of interest both in Belgorod and its suburbs. The tourists are always advised to begin their tour of the town with the Kursk Bulge and the Prokhorovka Field, where the great tank battle took place. It was just there that the war took quite a different turn.
the Prokhorovka Field
Belgorod is known as the town of the first Salute. On the 5-th of August, 1943 the first salute was fired in Moscow to commemorate Belgorod and Oryol`s liberation. Since that day there is a tradition in Belgorod to selebrate the 5-th of August and fire a salute.
During the war Belgorod was almost completely destroyed. Many new houses, museums, palaces of culture, schools and higher educational establishments have been built in Belgorod since then.
Belgorod is the center of cultural and economic life of the region.
There are 2 museums of Regional Studies where one can see the exhibition of the historical past and present of the city.
There is also the Belgorod Art Museum in the centre of the city. It is a new, modern and a very beautiful building. You can see a lot of interesting portraits and landscapes there.
One can see many old beautiful churches and cathedrals in our town. They are: the Preobrazhensky cathedral, the Smolensky cathedral, the Pokrovsky cathedral and many others.
The town library is the largest among public libraries of the region. A lot of people visit the library every day. It was first opened in 1954. Now the library contains more than 3 million volumes.
There are many beautiful parks in Belgorod. The Central Park of Culture and Rest is situated next to the town library. It is a picturesque corner of the town. It is also a nice place for a family rest. One can see sportsgrounds, children`s playgrounds and different side-shows there.
It is necessary to mention such famous monuments as monuments to the Great Prince Vladimir, to the great Russian actor Mikhail Shepkin and others.
There appeared lately many unusual and modern monuments in the streets of our town.
Cinema-lovers have an excellent opportunity to visit such modern cinemas as: “Raduga”, “Rusich”, “Pobeda” and others.
In Belgorod you can see many students. They study at Belgorod State University, at the Technological University, at the University of Cooperative Trade, at the Agricultural Academy, at the Juridical University.
Belgorod is an industrial town. There are many factories and plants in it. They are: the Belgorod Power Engeneering Plant, a sugar refinery, a cannery, a creamery, a cement works, a brick field and many others.
Belgorod is a beautiful town. In the centre of it you can see Sobornaya Square which was laid out in 1956. On one side of the square you can see the Drama Theatre which stages plays by Russian and foreign writers. On the other side of the square you can see the Eternal Fire, a memorial to those who fought and died in the Great Patriotic War. It is customary with our newly-weds to lay flowers at it.
There appeared lately many beautiful fountains in Belgorod. They have become the favourite place of thousands of people. They put townspeople and guests in a good mood.
When was Belgorod founded?
Where is Belgorod situated?
What is the population of the town?
Belgorod occupies the territory of 270 square kilometres, does not it?
What are the historical places of Belgorod and its suburbs?
Is Belgorod known as the town of the first Salute?
What Belgorod museums do you know?
Are there many churches and cathedrals in Belgorod?
What is the largest public library in the region?
10.Are there many beautiful parks in Belgorod?
11.What famous monuments can you see in Belgorod?
12.Where can cinema-lovers go in our town?
13.Where do the numerous students study in Belgorod?
14.Is Belgorod an industrial town?
15.What is there in the centre of Belgorod?
16. There appeared lately many beautiful fountains in Belgorod, did not they?
Fill in the gaps:
Belgorod is one of the most beautiful towns of _________.
It was __________ in 1593.
It is ____________ in the South of European Russia.
The ____________ of the town is 300 thousand people.
It ___________ the ___________ of 270 square kilometres.
Belgorod ____________ many ___________ because of its history.
Belgorod is known as the town of the first __________.
You can see a lot of interesting ___________ and __________ in the Belgorod Art Museum.
_________ __________ was first opened in 1954.
10.There appeared lately many unusual and modern ___________ in the streets of our town.
11. The _________ _______ of Culture and Rest is situated next to the town library.
12. In Belgorod you can see many students. They ________ at Belgorod State ___________, at the Technological _____________, at the ____________ of Cooperative Trade.
13. Belgorod is an __________ town. There are many factories and plants in it
14. There appeared lately many beautiful ____________ in Belgorod.