No, the fight was not one of those where "Lancers with motley icons dragoons with ponytails ...". This time, here opposed to each other of the Red Army and the Wehrmacht. No wonder: Borodino entered the history of the two Patriotic War - the War of 1812, when the Borodino field turned out to be the scene of the decisive battle on the day of August 26 (September 7), and the Great Patriotic War, when local battles took place here on the Mozhaisk Moscow's line of defense, in October 1941 - January 1942 period.
That is why in the tradition of "Borodino Field" Museum-Reserve became the holding of two major military and historical festivals (in addition to a number of other events) - "Borodino Day", on the first Sunday of September, and "Moscow for us. 1941 ", on the second Sunday of October. This time, the festival dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the defeat of the Wehrmacht outside Moscow, has collected about five hundred participants - representatives of military-historical clubs of Moscow, the Moscow Region and the cities of St. Petersburg. In the vast ground-Theater Museum Reserve, they held a demonstration fight - Soviet troops counterattack at fortified positions of German troops. The attack alternately went to the soldiers of the Wehrmacht and the Red Army men, sailors and militia, they were supported by tanks and armored personnel carriers of the war years, restored by connoisseurs and collectors of military equipment, thundering cannons and mortars, scribbled numerous machine guns and machine guns, burning peasant huts erected shortly before the battle, and in the sky above the "battlefield" alternately appear planes with red stars and black crosses ... introduces the reader to the tactical situation, we will not, but let's say that the audience - and among them were even participants in the very battle of Moscow, who came on the field, despite not the most comfortable weather conditions, it was something to see. However, the rain did not - and that's good. The situation on the field was, as they say, is as close to combat, pyrotechnics do not regret it, and you can see quite clearly how the clash of the first period of the Great Patriotic War. But here's what's thought ... Unfortunately, the historical knowledge of the modern school, to put it mildly, leaves much to be desired. The reasons are many, we will not list them, but the "recipe" is, so to speak, to turn young people face to history, just one: students should be interested in the past of their country. In class curtailed in the current educational program to arouse such interest it is very difficult, but class work can bring huge benefits. At the same military-historical festivals should bring the whole class to see all the guys personally, to literally come to life in front of them are the same events, which they learn from textbooks. And then it becomes clear that all this was not so long ago, and most importantly, that in the "historical events" attended by exactly the same people as they are. What is also necessary - to ensure direct communication and school, first of all, yunarmeytsev with members of military history clubs. After all, if immediately after the "battle" right here in the position to allow young viewers to talk to his "heroes", then no doubt, they will be asked dozens of questions, get the answers that will attract students to the ranks of the military-historical clubs, increase their interest in history and even, quite possibly, will determine someone's fate. After all, as tells us a wealth of experience, the game of war - a serious matter.
Borodino, Moscow region