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Earthen strengthenings of war of 1812

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Type: Locks, fortresses, strengthenings Date of Foundation: 1812 - 1812 yy Status: Without a category Republic of Belarus, Minsk region, Borisov, Revolution Avenue

«Batteries» —  strengthenings. Have been built on the eve of war with France in front of the bridge through Berezina for the purpose of defense of a city against a possible attack of the enemy. It was planned to establish here artillery batteries, whence and tritely such name of constructions. To the beginning of invasion of army of Napoleon of work haven”t been finished, however earthen strengthenings — embankments and ditches have played an important role in fight for Borisov in November, 1812.

Today are picturesque hills with pines in which geometrical lines of earthen shaft and ditches are guessed. Partially destroyed by modern urban buildings. Since 1926 these constructions are considered as a history monument. In 1985 on «Batteries» it is established sign with an inscription about these events and the viewing is equipped the platform, whence opens a panorama on an old part of a city and the river Berezina.

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Address Republic of Belarus, Minsk region, Borisov, Revolution Avenue GPS Google: 54.233127′ N, 28.498737′ E