Ermak Travel Guide

 

The World at your fingertips 

 

 

 

Feel free to leave your comments below. If you want to share your knowledge, additional information or experience in a particular place your input is more than welcome.

 

10 largest cities of Russia
Moscow
St. Petersburg
Novosibirsk
Yekaterinburg
Nizhny Novgorod
Kazan
Chelyabinsk
Omsk
Samara
Rostov-on-Don

Borodino (Бородино)

Image of Borodino

 

 

 

Location: 130 km (80 mi) Southwest of Moscow     Map

Tel. 8238 51522

Open: 10am- 5pm Tue- Sun

Closed: last Fri of the month

www.borodino.ru

 

 

 

 

 

Transportation

Hotels, motels and where to sleep

Restaurant, taverns and where to eat

Cultural (and not so cultural) events

Interesting information and useful tips

 

 

Description of the Borodino Battle Site

Borodino is situated 130 km (80 mi) Southwest of Moscow in Russia. It is famous for bloodiest battle of the 19th century between armies of French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte and Russian Emperor Alexander I in 1812. General M.I. Kutuzov was in charge of Russian defenses. Three days of bloody battle left the no clear victors. Napoleon failed to destroy Russian army and Kutuzov failed to drain the French armies. After counting his losses Kutuzov retreated from a battle field.

In 1941 the field of Borodino became a battle site once again. This time new invader from the West under leadership of Adolf Hitler tried to make their way to Moscow. German Wehrmacht purposefully sent French SS troops to this part of the front. Adolf Hitler hoped that historic parallels will help him defeat the Russian defenses. Remains of Soviet defenses and trenches are visible among monuments dedicated to heroes of War of 1812.

 

 

 

Reenactment of the 1812 Borodino battle

 

 

Reenactment of the 1941 Moscow Battle

 

  Image of Borodino

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Transportation

 

 

Hotels, motels and where to sleep

 

 

Restaurant, taverns and where to eat

 

 

Cultural (and not so cultural) events

 

 

Interesting information and useful tips

 

 

 

 

blog comments powered by Disqus