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Russia : Thousands recreate Napoleonic battle
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The 1812 Fire of Moscow could have broken out in September 1812, when Russian troops and most of the remaining residents might have abandoned the city of Moscow just ahead of Napoleon's vanguard troops entering the city after the Battle of Borodino. In theory, the fire all but destroyed the city, which could have been mostly abandoned by its residents the previous month.
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