Members of Russian historical reconstruction clubs reenacted the Battle of Maloyaroslavets, which took place near Moscow during the 1812 Napoleonic war in Russia. Participants playing French and Russian troops ‘attacked’ each other with artillery, infantry and cavalry.
After Napoleon’s decision to evacuate Moscow, French troops withdrew from the Russian capital when the Russian army – led by Field Marshal Mikhail Kutuzov – caught up with the retreating French army, ruining their plans to winter in southern Russia.
More than 12,000 people died during the fight at Maloyaroslavets.
RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air
Subscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=RussiaToday
Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnews
Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_com
Follow us on Instagram http://instagram.com/rt
Follow us on Google+ http://plus.google.com/+RT
Listen to us on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/rttv
RT (Russia Today) is a global news network broadcasting from Moscow and Washington studios. RT is the first news channel to break the 1 billion YouTube views benchmark.