"Panorama Museum - 1812 Patriotic War - Amazing" Moscow Things to Do Tip by Mikebb

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  1812 Panorama Museum
by Mikebb

This museum is unbelievable, it is a large round building which has the walls covered with an artist's painting of one of the most intense moments of the Borodino battle when Russian troops repel another French attack near Semenovskoye village that took place on August 26th,1812.

The panorama was created by Franz Alexeevich Roubaud (1856-1928) in commemoration of the 100 year anniversary of the 1812 War. No photos were allowed whilst inside the museum.

The painting is huge: 115 metres long and 15 metres wide. The detail in the painting of uniforms, facial expression, horses , equipment etc etc made me feel as though I was there.

Information from the museum guide included unbelievable loss of life with Napoleon's army losing over 100,000 soldiers and the Russians' many more.

Address: 38 Kutuzovsky prosp, 121170 Moscow
Phone: +7 499 148 1927
Website: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwmNOYPsRjE

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated May 5, 2011
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