Mikhail Illarionovich Golenishchev-Kutuzov (16 September 1745 – 28 April 1813) was a Field Marshal of the Russian Empire. He served as one of the finest military officers and diplomats of Russia under the reign of three Romanov Tsars: Catherine II, Paul I and Alexander I. His military career was closely associated with the rising period of Russia from the end of the 18th century to the beginning ... more »
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''Napoleon is a torrent which as yet we are unable to stem. Moscow will be the sponge that will suck him dry.''Mikhail Kutuzov (1745-1813), Russian general. speech, Sept. 13, 1812, to the Russian army commanders at Fili. The day before Napoleon entered Mosc...