Panorama Museum of the Battle of Borodino

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Museum building
Replica of the Kutuzov hut

The Panorama Museum of the Battle of Borodino ( Russian Музей-панорама “Бородинская битва” ) is located in western Moscow on the area of ​​the former village of Fili . It opened in 1962, exactly 150 years after the war against Napoleon in 1812 .


The beginnings of the museum go back to 1887, when the former Kutuzov wooden hut, which burned down in 1812, was rebuilt near the present museum building. This wooden house, in which the Russian generals around the military leader Mikhail Kutuzov gathered for consultations during the Battle of Borodino in September 1812 , is an important part of the museum exhibition today.

The museum in its current form was opened in 1962 together with the cylindrical main building. The building was designed by the architects A. Korabelnikow, S. Kuchanow and A. Kuzmin. Its most important exhibit is the panoramic painting Battle of Borodino by the Russian artist Franz Roubaud , who created it in 1912 for the 100th anniversary of the battle.

The museum complex also includes the chapel of St. Michael the Archistrate built in 1912 and a monument in honor of the heroes of the Patriotic War of 1812, the work of the sculptor Nikolai Tomski, erected in 1973.

The panorama of the Battle of Borodino

Web links

Commons : Panoramic  Museum of the Battle of Borodino - collection of images, videos and audio files

Coordinates: 55 ° 44 ′ 19.6 ″  N , 37 ° 31 ′ 22.7 ″  E

Individual evidence

  1. Between Stalin and Glasnost. Soviet architecture 1960–1990 . DOM Publishers, Berlin 2009, ISBN 978-3-938666-16-6 , pp. 82 .