Often in the literature refers to the famous French-Russian war, but not necessary forget that it was actually a pan-European invasion of Russia. Not for nothing is said in the manifesto of the "motley array of languages." The genius of Napoleon and behind it gathered strength against the Russian civilization hordes of French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Belgians, Poles, Germans raznoyazyky — Saxons, Bavarians, Austrians, Prussians, Westphalians (then there was a united Germany, and was a huge amount Germanic countries). Western forces well prepared: nurtured excellent "Fuhrer", gathered under his banner of a galaxy of beautiful generals (Pear, Davoust, McDonald, Murat, Ney, Oudinot, etc.), tempered by his victorious army in fierce battles, gave him almost the whole of Europe ( not counting his own "den" — London), reinforced the strength and resources of other European nations (Austria, Prussia).
But there is a law of the universe — "Russia has been and will stand before the Throne of God." It does not outshine anyone. No wonder the Russian genius Tolstoy wrote that encroached on the Russian Earth to die, not invaders necessary capture their necessary destroy.
The invaders brought destruction and devastation of. In nothing is facing hundreds of villages, many of the town destroyed. Almost completely destroyed Smolensk and Moscow. Emptied many provinces, so the population of the Pskov and Smolensk region recovered only by the middle of the XIX century. Destroyed in a fire or stolen by looters thousands of artifacts and historical sources (only one roll of "Lay" is worth), many of them fall into the secret vault of Europe. In the provinces, where the hurricane drove the war, destroyed industry and agriculture, brought harm to many billion gold rubles.
Modern Russian people need to keep in mind about the war and pochetat memory Protz defended the Fatherland. And do not support tolerastov who build or want to build monuments to the "common victims of war." There is no "common victims," Patrons have the Fatherland-occupiers and invaders. Respectively necessary keep in mind, and pochetat own valiant Protz, not nahodnikov that found in Russia a well-deserved death.