Coin Battle of Berezina
|Художник аверса||E. V. Kramskaya|
|Sculptor||A. I. Molostov|
|Художник реверса||L. A. Evdokimova|
|Period||Russian Federation (1997-...)|
|Release date||September 11, 2012|
|Weight||6 г .|
|Diameter||25 мм .|
|Thickness||1.8 мм .|
|Series||Battles and significant events the war of 1812 and foreign campaigns of the Russian Army 1813-1814|
|Metal||Nickel Plated Steel|
|Edge||Ribbed with smooth sections (12 sections on the 5 reefs)|
The victorious Russian advance troops in late autumn 1812 the soldiers of Napoleon carried the threat of encirclement and defeat. 90 thousand. Frenchmen were captured. Freezing and starving remnants of Bonaparte's army retreated from Russia to the western borders.
Home United Russian headed by MI Kutuzov accompanied by running the French south of Moscow direction, to the north of their controlling body of Wittgenstein, and under the command of the army Chichagova not allowed to move to the west. Napoleon tried to go to Vilnius Vilnius), crossed the river. Berezina.
During the crossing on a relatively small area near the river shore huddled mass of soldiers and carts, started to panic, and the Russian troops pursued the French foe and fire fighting skirmishes. As a result of the enemy on the river. Berezina lost 50 thousand personnel drowned, killed, taken prisoner. During 26 - 28 November 1812 the Emperor Bonaparte lost no time "Grand Army" as a cohesive fighting force. He was appointed commander of the military forces loyal remnants of Murat and fled to Paris.
In the center - the denomination of the coin in two lines: "5 РУБЛЕЙ", 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.
In the center - the relief image of the monument to the heroes of the Patriotic War of 1812, along the edge along the rim - inscriptions, separated by two points at the top: "СРАЖЕНИЕ ПРИ БЕРЕЗИНЕ", at the bottom: "ОТЕЧЕСТВЕННАЯ ВОЙНА 1812 ГОДА".