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In Moscow, burning rate of Napoleon: a fire at the Petrovsky Palace

October 26 2005

The fire occurred today at the Petrovsky Palace in Moscow. Almost 2 centuries ago in this palace, Napoleon in 1812, hiding from the fires . The palace is an architectural monument , which now houses the Air Force Academy them. Zhukovsky. Fire eliminated.

Information on fire in the building at Leningrad Prospekt, 40, arrived at 12 o'clock in the afternoon. Arrived at the scene 10 fire engines, the fire managed to cope pretty quickly. No injuries were reported.

The palace is an architectural monument, one of the most significant buildings era of Russian classicism. It was built by architect Kazakov in 1773-1782 years. especially for Catherine II, at the entrance to Moscow for the celebrations to mark the Russian victory over Turkey. In 1812, the Travel Palace was the rate of the Emperor Napoleon of France, where he hid from the metropolitan fire.

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