The Minister of culture of Russia Vladimir Medinsky has proposed to arrange for the French and other foreigners tours of the battle of Borodino. He said this at the presentation of the concept of development of the Borodino military historical Museum-reserve, reports on Wednesday, March 29, “Interfax”.
The official suggested that the Museum Director Igor Korneev to interact with a number of domestic and foreign tourist firms. “I think we should, because we have a cultural exchange year of Russia — France. What is not a cultural exchange — visit Borodino?” the Minister noted.
Medina offered to arrange for foreign visitors one-day bus tours in this area. Korneev has promised to work on this issue.
Borodino Museum-reserve is near the village of Borodino in the Mozhaisk district of Moscow region. Its area is 110 square kilometers, the territory has more than 200 monuments and other objects.
The battle of Borodino was the largest battle of the Patriotic war of 1812 between the Russian army under the command of General Mikhail Kutuzov and the French army of Emperor Napoleon I Bonaparte.