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Borodino

Tourism in Russia > Around Moscow > Borodino

Borodino

   
 
 

The smalltown of Borodino is located 120 km (75 miles) west of Moscow. Near the town is the Field of Borodino, one of the most famous battlefields in all of Russian history. In 1812 Borodino was the site of the largest battle between Russian troops and Napoleon's armies. Today Borodino is a historical military museum preserve. Every year in early September the battle scenes of that fateful day of 1812 are reenacted with the effort and enthusiastic participation of many military history clubs and societies.

Borodino — 200 YEARS OF MEMORY: HISTORY RETURNS TO LIFE ( MUSEUM WITHIN THE MUSEUM)

It makes it truly unique. The exposition of Borodino museum provides a very detailed and most complete reflection of history of the events of entire epoch. Painting and graphics, sculpture and maps, documents and household items, numismatics and banners, awards and uniforms, munitions and arms of opposing parties remind of Russia's glorious past and its heroes. Two Emperors, Alexander I and Napoleon, are in the centre of political and military events, Real and virtual expositions, multiple images of monuments with detailed information about historical persons and battles, reference materials and interesting facts, historic reconstructions and comments. Borodino's museum rarities, authentic items of historical value and their virtual images.

 
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