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Russia celebrates 200th anniversary of 1812 Patriotic War

People's Daily Online)  07:50, September 05, 2012

Participants re-act the scenes of Russian troops fighting against Napoleon’s army in the 1812 Patriotic War to mark the 200th anniversary of the War at the Russian village of Borodino outside Moscow, Russia, Sept. 2, 2012. (Photo/Xinhua)

Edited and Translated by Zhu Rui, People's Daily Online

A solemn ceremony is held to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the 1812 Patriotic War at the Russian village of Borodino outside Moscow, Russia, Sept. 2, 2012. The Battle of Borodino, fought on Sept. 7, 1812, was the largest and bloodiest single-day action of the French invasion of Russia, involving more than 250,000 troops and causing at least 70,000 casualties.

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(Editor:朱蕤、姚春)

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