Friday, November 07, 2008

Borodino Battle - Insiders Pictures

As I promised in one of my previous posts, I'm uploading pictures of the Borodino Battle Celebration. My friend whose name is Vladimir (I call him Vova - it's a diminutive Russian man's name) kindly let me use his own pictures that were taken during this fabulous celebration of the Battle of Borodino. He participates in the event starting from 1996. An interesting part of this is that you have to be a member of the Borodino club. They gather every two weeks in their own towns to show what they prepared for the anniversary, to ride the horses and much more which sounds like a lot of fun.

Here you can see a General and officers of the Russian army.
This is the actual battle.
A battle again.
Girls also participate in the battle.
Everything looks like it was back to Napoleon's age.

This picture was taken from some Russian phone.
As you can see there are a lot of visitors watching the battle. They come here every year and it's a big attraction for tourists.
My friend with a Russian flag.

These were made by hands when visiting one of those Borodino club meetings.
An injured Russian soldier and a horse.
They shed their tears over the dead friends and they are drinking, of course.
And another hard day on the battle field.
Picture of a Russian Triumph!


Anonymous Napoleon said...

Nice pictures.

4:13 PM  
Anonymous Jason said...

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2:24 AM  
Blogger Ken Ackerman said...

Just curious. In recreating Borodino in Russia, how do they recruit enough French reenactors to play Napoleon's army? I've been to some Civil War Reenactments in the USA where they had trouble frinding enough blue-coats on the Union side to balance all the Confederates, causing them to have to change some of the battle scenes. This would seem a bigger problem in Russia. Thanks. --KenA

7:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


They don't have that problem in Russia, because there are a lot of French people visiting Borodino, especially for participating this event.

1:48 AM  
Blogger Morgan Scott Author said...

Wow what an amazing reconstruction of the Borodino Battle. The photographs were amazing, thank you for sharing them. I am really innterested in history from all over the world and I love your blog.

4:39 PM  

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