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" Napoleon in Borovsk" Borovsk Things to Do Tip by Kuznetsov_Sergey

Borovsk Things to Do: 24 reviews and 70 photos

In 1812 Borovsk was occupied by Napoleon's army as it tried to advance to the city of Kaluga on the way to Moscow. Napoleon stayed in Borovsk for three days, waiting for news from his general on the progress the advance was making. However, he was to be disappointed – his army was defeated. Napoleon was forced to make a retreat along the Old Smolensk Road, made more difficult because it was through territory these same troops had ravaged in their advance.

The two-storied building where Napoleon stayed still stands in Borovsk. During Napoleon's invasion, the town suffered so much destruction. A house where Napoleon spent a night or two stands near the town's central square.

Unfortunately I didn’t find it that’s why I didn’t put any photo on this tip…

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  • Written Sep 7, 2008
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