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 (bôr′ə-dē′nō, bŏr′-, bə-rə-dyē-nô′)
A village of western Russia west of Moscow. Nearby, Napoleon defeated the Russian troops defending Moscow on September 7, 1812.


(ˌbɒrəˈdiːnəʊ; Russian bərədiˈnɔ)
(Placename) a village in E central Russia, about 110 km (70 miles) west of Moscow: scene of a battle (1812) in which Napoleon defeated the Russians but irreparably weakened his army


(ˌbɔr əˈdi noʊ, ˌbɒr-)

a village in the W Russian Federation, 70 mi. (113 km) W of Moscow: Napoleon's victory here made possible the capture of Moscow, 1812.
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Noun1.Borodino - Napoleon defeated the Russians in 1812 in a pitched battle at a village in western Russia west of Moscow, but irreparably weakened his army
Napoleonic Wars - a series of wars fought between France (led by Napoleon Bonaparte) and alliances involving England and Prussia and Russia and Austria at different times; 1799-1815
Russian Soviet Federated Socialist Republic, Soviet Russia, Russia - formerly the largest Soviet Socialist Republic in the USSR occupying eastern Europe and northern Asia
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The man walking with the lady was no other than the eminent Prince Borodino, who was at least as famous as a distinguished diplomatist ought to be, in the interests of what is called secret diplomacy.
We had better discuss it downstairs," said Prince Borodino.
His heavy-lidded eyes had languidly followed the figure of Prince Borodino, who at this stage had strolled away toward the fringe of the wood; and, after a pause, as of meditation, had disappeared into the darkness of the trees.
Borodino looked like the Old World headsman, clad in terrible red, and carrying the ax for the execution of the criminal.
After Smolensk Napoleon sought a battle beyond Dorogobuzh at Vyazma, and then at Tsarevo-Zaymishche, but it happened that owing to a conjunction of innumerable circumstances the Russians could not give battle till they reached Borodino, seventy miles from Moscow.
If he wore at his buttonhole the rosette of an officer of the Legion of Honor, it was because the unanimous voice of his regiment had singled him out as the man who best deserved to receive it after the battle of Borodino.
Salmon performed the Battle of Borodino (a savage cantata against the Corsican upstart, who had lately met with his Russian reverses)--Mr.
1812: Napoleon's forces marching to Moscow defeated the Russians at the Battle of Borodino, 70 miles west of the city.
Lord Rothschild's "blood on the street" value argument holds true for Borodino and Sberbank.
In 1812, Napoleon Bonaparte's troops entered Moscow following the Battle of Borodino to find the Russian city largely abandoned and parts set ablaze.
The symbols for battles and treaties on this map use 10 colours to indicate the campaigns to which they belong, but there are no arrows showing the progression of the campaign, and each battle and treaty city is dated only by year, so that while one can locate all the battles of the 1812 campaign, there is no way of telling whether Borodino preceded Berezina, nor in which month or season they occurred.