Coin Field-Marshal M. I. Kutuzov

Catalogues

Krause Konros Catalogue number
Y# 1392 55.3/5 5710-0002

Authors

Художник аверса A. V. Baklanov
Художник реверса A. D. Schablykin
Sculptor F. S. Andronov

Information

Country Russia
Period Russian Federation (1997-...)
Release date September 5, 2012
Weight 5 г .
Diameter 23 мм .
Thickness 1.8 мм .
Release Commemorative coins
Series The generals and heroes of the Patriotic War of 1812
Denomination 2
Currency Russian ruble
Metal Nickel Plated Steel
Orientation Medal
Edge Ribber with smooth sections (Corrugations 84, divided into 12 equal portions, alternating with areas 12 smooth)
Shape Round

Detailed description

Military Group in 1812 Kutuzov met in chief of the St. Petersburg militia, and later - of Moscow. Chief of the Russian army at that time was known Barclay de Tolly, under whom the army retreated to the eastern frontier.

The superior forces of Napoleon and the retreat of Russian troops caused in the main patriotic society legitimate grievances. The address of General de Tolly sounded even accusations of treason. All walks of life talking about the need for appointment as commander in chief of an experienced commander of Russian origin, who would be able to get the victory.

Emperor Alexander I had to appoint Kutuzov Kutuzov Mikhailo, who did not enjoy the special arrangement of the Russian autocrat. Nevertheless, the infantry general Kutuzov became the head of the Russian armies and militias. Appointment was held for 10 days before the Battle of Borodino. Time for proper training was not, and Napoleon, Kutuzov decided "not to win, but deceived." However, he was forced to hold a general battle - only for the entire company in 1812 in its scope. Commander realized that to take to Moscow is not possible without a battle.

The Battle of Borodino did not bring the victory of Russian arms, but did not defeat him. The enemy suffered considerable damage, the Russian army has lost about half of the personnel. In an effort to keep the soldiers and officers, the top gave the order to retreat and surrender the capital. But, stepping back, a brilliant Kutuzov makes famous in Tarutino maneuver, having come suddenly to the enemy in the rear (which overlooked the Russian army), blocking Napoleon's line of retreat from Moscow on the road with inventory provisions and forage.

Obverse description

In the center - the denomination of the coin in two lines: "2 РУБЛЯ", below - the inscription: "БАНК РОССИИ", under it - the year of issue "2012", the left and right - the stylized branch plants, right at the edge - the trademark of the coin yard.

Reverse description

Bust relief portrait of Mikhail Kutuzov in military uniform, from the bottom edge of a broad belt - the inscription: "М. И. КУТУЗОВ".

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Circulation

Name Uncirculated Proof Average price
MMD, 2012 5,000,000 - Unknown