MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
For servicemen of the army corps of the Air Defense Forces on Sakhalin, an employee of the Pobeda Museum and Memorial Complex, a series of lectures was conducted on the capture of the capital of France by Russian troops on March 31, 1814 and the liberation of Europe from the rule of Napoleon.
On March 30, 1814, Russian troops approached Paris. The corps under the command of General Nikolai Raevsky attacked Belleville (the Parisian quarter in the east of the French capital), but, despite the stubborn resistance of the French, managed to occupy the heights that dominated the entire city. This largely contributed to the fact that the French were forced to lay down their arms and begin negotiations.
On March 31, 1814, troops under the command of General Nikolai Raevsky solemnly entered Paris. The Emperor of Russia Alexander I personally received the parade of the allied forces. Prussian and Austrian units marched along with the Cossacks and grenadiers in the same ranks.
The capture of the French capital was the final battle of the Napoleonic campaign in 1814, after which the French emperor Napoleon I Bonaparte abdicated the throne.
For the capture of Paris, General Nikolai Raevsky was awarded the Order of St. George, 2nd degree.
During the lecture, a screening of a documentary film “General Raevsky” was also organized for the servicemen.
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