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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
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.