“Liberation of Moscow,” medallion

F. P. Tolstoy

Russian State Literature Museums

Russian State Literature Museums
Moscow , Russia

“From ancient times, Moscow has been able to assess and honor her defenders on the field of battle… In the old days, children were taught to respect the merits of the Fatherland.” M. E. Melikov, a friend from Lermontov’s youth.
Lermontov’s relatives and friends were participants in the war of 1812, and their memoirs were often heard at this time in Moscow drawing rooms. The theme of war with the French figured in the work of the young Lermontov. Here, in Moscow, he wrote the poem “The Field of Borodino”, the first version of the famous poem “Borodino”.


  • Title: “Liberation of Moscow,” medallion
  • Creator: F. P. Tolstoy
  • Contributor: The house-museum of Mikhail Lermontov

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