Emperor's Palace at Borodino to Be Restored

The Palace at Borodino, built in 1839

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The architectural monument destroyed by German army in the middle of the last century will be restored in the Borodino Museum Reserve.

The palace in Borodino was built by order of Emperor Nicholas I in 1839 to mark the 25th anniversary of victory over Napoleon Bonaparte. Most of the time the tsarís residence was used as the museum of the Borodino Battle.

When World War I started, the palace housed an infirmary and then a military hospital, the last patients of which were Hitlerís soldiers, who seized Borodino in 1941 (already World War II).

The Emperorís Palace was blown up by retreating German troops in 1942, and now only its ruined base stands there. It is the last unrestored monument on the Borodino Field. It is planned to be totally restored by the forthcoming 200th jubilee of the grand battle in three years.

Rosbalt
7 September, 2009