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 (ko͞o-to͞o′zôf, -zəf), Mikhail Ilarionovich Prince of Smolensk. 1745-1813.
Russian field marshal who distinguished himself in the wars against Turkey (1770-1774 and 1787-1792) and commanded (1805-1812) the Russian opposition to Napoleon.


(Russian kuˈtuzəf)
(Biography) Prince Mikhail Ilarionovich (mixaˈil iləriˈɔnəvitʃ). 1745–1813, Russian field marshal, who harried the French army under Napoleon throughout their retreat from Moscow (1812–13)


(kʊˈtu zɔf, -zɒf)

Mikhail Ilarionovich, 1745–1813, Russian field marshal and diplomat.
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Noun1.Kutuzov - Russian field marshal who commanded the Russian opposition to Napoleon (1745-1813)
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Beside Kutuzov sat an Austrian general, in a white uniform that looked strange among the Russian black ones.
At first Kutuzov stood still while the regiment moved; then he and the general in white, accompanied by the suite, walked between the ranks.
Behind Kutuzov, at a distance that allowed every softly spoken word to be heard, followed some twenty men of his suite.
One would have thought it impossible for a man to stretch himself more than Timokhin had done when he was reprimanded by the regimental commander, but now that the commander in chief addressed him he drew himself up to such an extent that it seemed he could not have sustained it had the commander in chief continued to look at him, and so Kutuzov, who evidently understood his case and wished him nothing but good, quickly turned away, a scarcely perceptible smile flitting over his scarred and puffy face.
We all have our weaknesses," said Kutuzov smiling and walking away from him.
The third company was the last, and Kutuzov pondered, apparently trying to recollect something.
This song had been composed in the Turkish campaign and now being sung in Austria, the only change being that the words "Father Kamenski" were replaced by "Father Kutuzov.
But now that Kutuzov had spoken to the gentleman ranker, he addressed him with the cordiality of an old friend.
The Tsar himself steps up to lead them, but General Kutuzov fears the ruler has misjudged the situation and that Napoleon is setting a trap for them.
The Tsar himself steps up to lead them, but General Kutuzov fears the ruler has misjudged the situation and that WAR & PEACE BBC1, 9pm Andrei and Nikolai celebrate a victory, before preparing for an even greater battle with the French.
It features a supporting cast worthy of its reputation including Jim Broadbent, Gillian Anderson and Greta Scacchi as well as Scots star Brian Cox, who plays General Kutuzov, a grizzled, scarred old warrior based on a real figure.