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  1. Главный монумент российским воинам — героям Бородинского сражения


  2. oh, some translation from my previous message:

    The main monument to Russian soldiers – the heroes of the battle of Borodino

  3. The great monument on the Raevsky redoubt
    The Battle of Borodino
    Borodino, Russia

    55°31’07.85″ N 35°49’37.03″ E

  4. Russia: The place from the Battle at Borodino (7 SEP 1812)
    Tolstoi: War and Peace
    55°31’04.64″ N 35°49’24.84″ E

  5. 1812 war memorial, Kutuzov obelisk, Borodino battlefield, Mozhaysk, Moscow region, Russia.
    Coordinates 55.518185°, 35.823100°.

  6. Sorry, it is not the Kutuzov obelisk, but the Borodino battle memorial. Coordinates are allright.

  7. Borodino Monument, Rayevsky redoubt, Russia. Commemorates Russia’s defense in 1812 and 1941, there is a bunker at the end of the restored trench.

  8. Google translation of https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Бородинское_поле :

    Borodino Field – a historical field located to the west of Mozhaisk , on the territory of the rural settlement Borodino Mozhaisk district of the Moscow region , near the village of Borodino . Here, on August 26, 1812 (according to the old style ), a battle took place between the Russian and French armies , and in 1941 – 1942 the frontier line of the Mozhaisk defense line of Moscow passed .

    On the field are numerous (more than 50) monuments to the heroes of the Patriotic War of 1812 and Soviet soldiers of the Great Patriotic War , mass graves . In the center of the field is the main building of the Military History Museum ( 1912 ).

    Memorial History

    The first memorial complex of the Borodino field was the burial of the fallen in the battle of 1812; In January-April 1813, all the corpses of the fallen were collected, burned and buried. Among the seven known burial sites, the most saturated is the Utitsky-Semenovsky quadrant. A few years later, in 1820, a second memorial appeared at the time of its creation: M. M. Tuchkova , the widow of A. A. Tuchkov , in the place of the alleged death of her husband, erected a church in the name of the Holy Image. In 1839, on the Raevsky battery, a monument was opened in memory of the defenders of the Fatherland, designed by Antonio Adamini. Next to him, the ashes of General P.I. Bagration, mortally wounded in the Battle of Borodino, were reburied. In 1932, the monument was demolished by the Bolsheviks, re-recreated in 1987. Also, in order to conduct maneuvers of the troops taking part in the Battle of Borodino, part of the fortifications was restored, and trenches were cleared. In the same year the Spaso-Borodinsky Monastery was consecrated . In the anniversary year of 1912, 32 new monuments appeared on the field, to the creation of which academicians A. Benois , N. Prokofiev , and sculptor M. Strakhovskaya were involved . The composition of the monuments, approved by the Jubilee Commission at the meeting on December 21, 1911, with few exceptions, has survived to the present day. It includes:

    Etc. etc. etc.

  9. I have nothing and am giving up before the clue.
    Is the squiggly path like bit near the monument meant to resemble a face?
    Is it an indigenous people monument somewhere near a cave in New England?
    Do they have yellow crosswalks anywhere other than Switzerland?

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