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State Borodino War and History Museum and Reserve
Ranked #1 of 6 things to do in Borodino
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: • The oldest museum in the world, founded on the battle fields. • The place of the decisive battle with Napoleon Army in 1812. • The place of savage fights with fascist forces in 1941. • The territory of 110 square kilometers in the unique cultural landscape and 5 museum expositions. There are some military festivals there: «The Day of Borodino» - Russian celebration, dedicated to anniversary of the Borodino battle, with reproduction of battle`s episodes – about 1000 infantrymen, 25 cannons, 120 riders dressed in uniform of the Russian and French armies. The first Sunday of September. «A Victory Day» - the anniversary of victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945, is accompanied by arranging a celebration in honour of veterans and public performance of forces of the Russian army. The 9th of May. «Moscow is behind us. 1941». – Is dedicated to anniversary of battles with fascist invaders on the Borodino field in 1941, with prayer for the dead fighters and reconstruction of the episode of military operations of World War II. The second Sunday of October. «The Steadfast tin soldier» - holiday for children and teenagers which includes visiting of the museum, soldier`s lunch, performance of military-historical clubs of 1812 and paratroopers. The last Sunday of May. We have a hotel on the territory. The rooms are very comfortable. Welcome to Borodino.
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“Small but nice...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2013

Not as impressive as Borodino museum in Moscow but probably more "authantic".
The battlefield where the French trrops defeated the Russian army is rather intact even if some WWII bunkers can be spotted here and there. Worth spending a day although the trip from Moscow is a bit long.

Visited August 2012
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