Borodino battle reconstruction
01.09.2012 – 02.09.2012
This year marks 200 anniversary of the Borodino battle. The most interesting events will take place in the State Borodino museum on September 1-2. The culmination of the festival will be the historical reconstruction of the Borodino battle when volunteers from Russia and other countries will play the roles of French and Russian soldiers.
The Re-enactment of the Borodino battle will be held on September 2 at 16.30 . The performance will be accompanied by music performed by Orchestras and choruses from all over the world. At the end of the day the famous overture "1812" by Piotr Ilitch Tchaikovsky will be played.
The grandiose show involves hussars, dragoons, grenadiers, cuirassiers, cossacks, infantrymen, artillerymen. The total number of participants may reach three thousand people from military history clubs, including 700 re-enactors from France, Poland, Scotland, Belgium and other countries. The show will involve 300 horses and 30 artillery pieces. The battle will be finished with the parade.
The State Borodino museum is located 120 km (70 miles) west of Moscow. The organizer of the event urged everyone not to use private transport to attend this celebration. There'll be many buses and trains organized for everyone willing to visit the festival. You can take a train from the Belaruusky train station to Mozhaisk or Borodino station. You'll see many free buses waiting for you on both Borodino or Mozhaisk train station that'll deliver you to the site of the festival.
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