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Borodino Protection Sought

Moscow regional officials have suggested that the Kremlin take measures to protect historical Borodinskoye Field, near the village of Borodino, now a favored location for the construction of luxury housing.

About 250,000 soldiers took part in a daylong battle in 1812 between Russian forces and those gathered under French Emperor Napoleon I on the field, which covers an area of about 1,200 hectares.

Today, 120 hectares of the site make up a national reserve, and housing construction has begun to encroach even on it, reported last week, citing Viktor Petrakov, acting head of the Federal Service for the Protection of Cultural Heritage.


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