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Dictionary Definition

Borodino n : Napoleon defeated the Russians in a pitched battle at Borodino in 1812, but irreparably weakened his army

Extensive Definition

Borodino () is a village in Moscow Oblast, Russia, 12 km southwards of Mozhaysk.
The village is famous as the location of the Battle of Borodino, which occurred in what is now known as the "Borodino Battlefield" (Бородинское поле). The State Borodino War and History Museum and Reserve is situated within the Borodino Battlefield. The reserved area is 109,7 km²., the protection zone is 645 km².

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borodino in Bulgarian: Бородино
borodino in German: Borodino (Moskau)
borodino in Dutch: Borodino (oblast Moskou)
borodino in Polish: Borodino
borodino in Russian: Бородино (село)
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