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Re-Enactors Relive the Battle of Borodino on 209th Anniversary

On Sept. 7, 1812, some 300,000 French and Russian soldiers clashed in one of the biggest battles of the Napoleonic Wars: the Battle of Borodino.

The battle on the fields of western Russia would prove to be a key moment in the war — for although French-led forces won the battle, they failed to secure a decisive victory.

On Saturday, history enthusiasts from around the world gathered at the Borodino battlefield some 120 kilometers west of Moscow to commemorate the event’s 209th anniversary.

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