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1. Sergei Bondarchuk

Looking back at the life and work of the legendary filmmaker, and how views of him have changed over time.

Tags: war and peace, 1812, film
2. TBT: Happy Birthday Pyotr Ilyich

On this day in 1840, one of the greatest composers of all time was born: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.

Tags: Tchaikovsky, 1812, war
3. News Items

News on travel, protests, Balashikha, a crooner, and the growing loan bubble.

Tags: sheremetyevo, kamchatka, environment, pollution, 1812, travel
4. Ten Years of Napoleon

In 1805 Napoleon was crushing the Russian army. In 1815 victorious Russian troops were stationed in the French capital under the just-signed treaty of Paris. And in between there was a peace treaty and yet another war. How did they have time for all of that?

Tags: 1812, napoleon, war
By Eugenia Sokolskaya
5. It's Nutcracker Season!

It's that time of year again: dancing toys, mice, and candy, waltzing flowers, presents coming to life... But was this time of year always so closely tied to the Nutcracker?

Tags: 1812, russia, russian composer, nutcracker, ballet, russian music, Russians, dance
By Eugenia Sokolskaya
6. Moscow's Last Great Fire

Moscow's last Great Fire was 200 years ago, on September 14, 1812, in the wake of the Russian army's abandonment of Moscow. Debate continues to rage if the fire was accidental or set intentionally by retreating troops. And a misunderstanding of the scope of the fire's destruction hampers preservation efforts to this day.

Tags: moscow, 1812, napoleon
By Alec Luhn

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