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Krugloye to immortalize Colonel Kutuzov

The war of 1812 will soon celebrate its 200th anniversary. In November 1812 the land owned by the count Vorontsov was a site of Colonel Kutuzov’s headquarters. To immortalize this fact Krugloye Township will open a memorial plaque.

The French Army’s occupation of Krugloye Township lasted for four months. When Russian soldiers defeated the enemy there were wounded French soldiers remained. The Field Marshall made an order to arrange a hospital for them.

According to Dmitry Shelkovsky, the specialist of the Local History Museum, the farmstead of the Jew Krol hosted the hospital and the headquarters.
The deputy chairman of the District Executive Committee Tamara Aksenova says that today the Svyato-Troitsky Church and the district social service centre are located on the site of the former farmstead. The memorial plaque will be installed on the stone not far from the building of the district social service centre.

The Local History Museum keeps the memory of the war of 1812 in its exhibits found during excavations by the crossing over the Studenka River – cases shot and horse shoes.

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