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Title: 210 Years Ago Russian Army Entered Paris: History Lesson For Russophobic French Elites
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URL Source: https://southfront.press/210-years- ... for-russophobic-french-elites/
Published: Apr 1, 2024
Author: South Front
Post Date: 2024-04-01 08:13:01 by Horse
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210 years since the Russian Army entered Paris. On March 19 (31), 1814, cavalry squadrons led by Russian Emperor Alexander I at the head of the Allied forces solemnly entered the French capital. The fall of the French capital led to the abdication of Emperor Bonaparte and put an end to the long-standing Napoleonic wars.

After only 18 hours of fighting, Paris, the largest city in Europe, hung a white flag.

The attack on Paris began at 6 a.m. on March 30. The surrender was signed at 2 a.m. on March 31 in La Vilette. The number of defenders of the city was estimated up to 45 thousand fighters. The fierce assault broke their will to fight. Alexander I remembered what the French did to Moscow and declared that the troops will not storm the French capital only if the French Army leaves it. The peace treaty approved by the victors did not provide for the payment of reparations.

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