Lgov, Kursk Oblast

Lgow (Russian Льгов ) is a town in Kursk Oblast (Russia) with 21,453 inhabitants (as of October 14, 2010 ).


The city is located in the southern part of the Central Russian plate about 80 km west of Kursk Oblasthauptstadt at Seim, a left tributary of the opening into the Dnieper River Desna.

Lgow the Oblast is administratively subordinated directly and as the administrative center of the homonymous Rajons.


In ancient Russian chronicles is mentioned in place of the present-day city for the years 1152 and 1207 in a city Olgow (derived from the name of Oleg ). It was destroyed in the 13th century by the Mongols.

1669 a Lgow was founded monastyr called monastery place of the old city, which existed until 1764. The resulting the monastery settlement received town rights in 1779.

With the railway construction in the second half of the 19th century ( originally the shortest route between Moscow and Kiev led over Lgow ), there was an economic recovery through the creation of enterprises for the processing of agricultural products.

During World War II Lgow was occupied on 27 October 1941 by the German Wehrmacht and recaptured on March 3, 1943 by troops of the Voronezh Front Red Army during the Battle of Kharkov.

1954, nearby towns, the urban-type settlement Lgowski incorporated, so that the city today extends over a relatively large area with several population centers.


Note: Census data

Culture and sights

The city has a museum of local history and a literary- historical museum.

Near the former country home of the Prince Baratynski is from the first half of the 19th century.


In Lgow there are companies in the food industry (including sugar factory ), the machinery and equipment engineering (including equipment for the sugar industry) and the building materials industry.

The station Lgow - Kijewski the city is a major railway junction. It lies on the railway line opened in 1868 Kiev - Kursk, the here of the route Bryansk -Kharkiv ( opened in 1887 or 1911) is crossed.

By Lgow the regional road R199 leads Kursk Kurchatov Rylsk - Ukrainian border and on to Hluchiw.


  • Nikolai Aseyev (1889-1963), poet, born in Lgow
  • Borys Bukrejew (1859-1962), mathematician, was born in Lgow
  • Arkady Gaidar (1904-1941), writer, born in Lgow