Coin Cavalry General M. I. Platov
|Художник аверса||A. V. Baklanov|
|Художник реверса||A. D. Schablykin|
|Sculptor||A. N. Bessonov|
|Period||Russian Federation (1997-...)|
|Release date||October 4, 2012|
|Weight||5 г .|
|Diameter||23 мм .|
|Thickness||1.8 мм .|
|Series||The generals and heroes of the Patriotic War of 1812|
|Metal||Nickel Plated Steel|
|Edge||Ribber with smooth sections (Corrugations 84, divided into 12 equal portions, alternating with areas 12 smooth)|
Noble Cossack Cavalry General Matvei Platov was a respected chieftain Grand Don Army. At the beginning of fighting the War of 1812 general of cavalry was about 60. Under Platov team stayed all Cossack regiments, which consisted in a volatile housing the second Russian army. The compounds that were under his authority, made up the rear guard of the second army and defend the flanks, restrained Napoleon's attack, trying to avoid enemy attack.
The Cossacks held guerrilla tactics rapidly bumping into enemy convoys, destroying the French rear. We act decisively and quickly. In the course of the battle of Borodino Platovskaya shelves made their way into the enemy's rear, looting French convoys and causing panic in the enemy troops. The French thought that the cavalry Uvarov and Platov MI - is the main Russian connection. Frightened, Napoleonic soldiers stopped the attack. This respite allowed to Field Marshal Kutuzov enter into battle artillery reserves and fresh forces.
Successfully pursuing the retreating Bonaparte, Cossacks Platov managed to seize more than one thousand and several hundred French gun barrels. In one of the combat sorties the Cossacks almost captured Napoleon himself. Fascinated by the battle and trophies, the Cossacks simply did not recognize one of the Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte's French troops. Two French squadrons managed to come in time to rescue their Emperor.
Bravely and nice with Matvei Cossacks fought under Maloyaroslavets and Vyazma, the Red, Gzhatsk and Gorodnya, the Berezina. He took an active part in foreign military campaigns of Russian during 1813 - 14 years.
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.
Bust relief portrait M. I. Platov in military uniform, from the bottom edge of a broad belt - the inscription: "М. И. ПЛАТОВ".