Kutuzov then called for a council of war at the night of September 1 at Fili village. In a heated debate that split five to four to give battle, Kutuzov, after listening to each General, endorsed retreat. Thus passed the last chance of battle before Moscow was taken.
The Borodino field, where the Russian Army under Field-Marshal Mikhail Kutuzov engaged the French Army under Napoleon on September 7th, 1812. The Battle of Borodino went down in history as the bloodiest battle on record, in which the Russians, as Napoleon put it, won the right to be called invincible. The battle of France’s 1812 war against Russia that largely predetermined the defeat of the Napoleon Army. September 7th has been celebrated as “Borodino Day” ever since.