“Whether to give a battle or leave Moscow” – a note on the military council before the battle of Borodino

«Дать ли сражение или оставить Москву» - записка о военном совете перед Бородинским сражением

210 years ago, on September 7 (August 26, O.S.), 1812, the Battle of Borodino took place. The virtual exhibition presents a document from the Vorontsovs’ collection about the military council before the Battle of Borodino. The author of the document captured one of the most important stages of the discussion, when the question of the need to fight was raised, briefly reflecting the opinions he heard of several generals of the Russian army.

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