“…In autumn 1812 Napoleon with his suit arrived to Poklonnaya Hill and they saw a gorgeous city with numerous golden domes.
Moscow! This was the spot where Napoleon expected the keys to the Kremlin to be presented to him by defeated Alexander. At last his army will receive warm flats, enough food, rest, conveniences and entertainment of the capital!
Napoleon sends Murat with his cavalierly to bring the deputation with the city keys. In thrill of joy he is expecting humble Muscovites to arrive. But soon the dampen emperor is reported that no deputation will arrive, there are no people in the city! Napoleon leaves the Hill and enters the city from the side of Dorogomilovskaya Gates. “Moscow is empty! It is so unexpected! It is so strange! Go and bring boyars to me!” the emperor orders. But no boyars have been found in Moscow. In thrilling silence the winner enters the city he deemed to be the conquered one …”
This is just a page from our history. And at Poklonnaya Gora and Victory Park the entire chronicle of the days of sorrow and triumph can be found.