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is a rural locality (a village) in Mozhaysky District
Mozhaysky District, Moscow Oblast is an administrative and municipal district , one of the 38 in Moscow Oblast, Russia....
of Moscow Oblast
Moscow Oblast , or Podmoskovye , is a federal subject of Russia . Its area, at , is relatively small compared to other federal subjects, but it is one of the most densely populated regions in the country and, with the 2010 population of 7,092,941, is the second most populous federal subject...
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, located 13 kilometres (8.1 mi) west of Mozhaysk
Mozhaysk is a town and the administrative center of Mozhaysky District of Moscow Oblast, Russia, located to the west from the Russian capital, on the historic road leading to Smolensk and then to Poland. Population:...
The village is famous as the location of the Battle of Borodino
The Battle of Borodino , fought on September 7, 1812, was the largest and bloodiest single-day action of the French invasion of Russia and all Napoleonic Wars, involving more than 250,000 troops and resulting in at least 70,000 casualties...
, which occurred in what is now known as the "Borodino Battlefield
" . The State Borodino War and History Museum and Reserve is situated within the Borodino Battlefield. The reserved area is 109.7 square kilometres (42.4 sq mi); the area of the protected zone is 645 square kilometres (249 sq mi).
During the 1941 Battle of Moscow
The Battle of Moscow is the name given by Soviet historians to two periods of strategically significant fighting on a sector of the Eastern Front during World War II. It took place between October 1941 and January 1942. The Soviet defensive effort frustrated Hitler's attack on Moscow, capital of...
, the field was the place of a severe clash
The Battle at Borodino Field was a part of the Battle of Moscow, on the Eastern Front of World War II. While referring to the battle in Russian, the Borodino Field is actually more commonly applied rather than just Borodino, cf...
between the Soviet and German forces.