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    • Checkmate! Russia Beats France in Unique Battle of Borodino
    • Checkmate! Russia Beats France in Unique Battle of Borodino
    • Checkmate! Russia Beats France in Unique Battle of Borodino
    • Checkmate! Russia Beats France in Unique Battle of Borodino
    • Checkmate! Russia Beats France in Unique Battle of Borodino
    • Checkmate! Russia Beats France in Unique Battle of Borodino
    • Checkmate! Russia Beats France in Unique Battle of Borodino
    • Checkmate! Russia Beats France in Unique Battle of Borodino
    • Checkmate! Russia Beats France in Unique Battle of Borodino
    • Checkmate! Russia Beats France in Unique Battle of Borodino
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    A symbolic chess tournament, "Live Chess," was held at the State Borodino War and History Museum and Reserve.

    On August 6, Russian re-enactors gathered on the Borodino battlefield, this time dressed as chess pieces to play a tournament symbolizing the deadliest day of the Napoleonic Wars known as the Battle of Borodino.

    The Battle of Borodino was fought in 1812 in the Napoleonic Wars during the French invasion of Russia. The fighting involved around 250,000 troops and left at least 70,000 casualties, which is why it is considered the bloodiest of Napoleonic battles and one of the deadliest one-day battles in history.

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