BORODINO - 1812 CAMPAIGN
This is the 'cover page' for a web site devoted to the Russian Great
Patriotic War of 1812 against Napoleon's invasion. Please go to
Borodino for photos of the battlefield, museum and
reenactors. And go to 1812 for a detailed chronology
of the campaign. Here is a text description of the campaign and a bibliography. We are preparing maps of the
campaign here. And go here to see
several scenes from the 1999 reenactment. We have a
review of the fine book, The Battle of
Borodino, by Alexander Mikaberidze.
We have views of the special exhibition in honor of Marshal
Kutuzov in the Artillery Museum. We are adding
material on Napoleon as well.
We also have an extensive web site with several hundred photos of exhibits in
the great Museum of
Artillery, Engineers and Signal troops in St Petersburg from visits in
1991,2,3, 98, 2003 and 2005. These
include items from the 1812 campaign and an entire room devoted to Marshal
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For maerial on Russian military history including battles and rulers please go
For material on the uniforms and organization of the Imperial Russian army
please go to Rusarmy.
This directory isfor the Viskovatov illustrations of the uniforms of the army
of Alexander I.
For material on military history in general please go to
Material including illustrations on medieval Russian arms and armor is at
Material on Russian medieval rulers and modern emperors is at
rulers. Here are photos of the busts of the
two great Russian commanders - Barclay de Tolly on the right and Prince
Bargation on the left.
These pages last edited on 25 March 2009. Please send comments and
questions including opportunities to join in future tours to the locations
included here to Xenophon or sign
our guestbook. For more
material on the history of Russia and Ukraine please go to
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