When we consider a person’s deeds, we either pull the person down, or lift him up to the top.
of the men, who played a great role in the history of our country, and
the whole world, is Mikhail Illarionovich Kutuzov. What would the
history of our country have been like, if he hadn’t been born?
Illarionovich Kutuzov is among the most renowned Russian commanders. He
was born in 1847 in a noble family of Senator Illarion Matveevich
Kutuzov. In spite of the fact that his first years of education had
passed at home, he got good education.
1861 he became the aide-de-camp of the prominent military figure Peter
Golstein-Beksky. In 1868 Kutuzov took part in Turkish war which formed
his military tactics and style. He was a smart young man of 21 full of
energy and with a gift for mimic. Once, when he was in the arrangement
of a field marshal Rumyantsev, Kutuzov dared to copy a manner of
behavior and a word of the commander-in-chief. The incident draw certain
attention and the young officer was sent to the Crimean army.
In 1874, fighting in the Crimea, Kutuzov was severely wounded. A
bullet, having passed through a temple, slipped under the right eye.
After such serious trauma Kutuzov always wore a bandage, that became an
integral part of his portraits. This wound didn’t stop him from taking
part in different battles to protect our Motherland, as he was a very
brave person and a great patriot. In 1878 Kutuzov married Ekaterina Ilyinichna Bibikova. They were very happy, and had five children.
In the April of 1811 Kutuzov was appointed to the position of the
commander-in-chief, and joined the army in Bucharest. The war against
Turkey was on. The parity of forces was not to the benefit of Russia (20
thousand Russian forces against 60 thousand of Turkish soldiers).
However, Kutuzov due to his knowledge, talent and extraordinary mind
quickly developed the competent military campaign that helped to defeat
the enemy completely in November, 1811.
During the war of 1812 , Kutuzov excellently proved his talent of the
commander that finally lead to the fast retreat of the French army. He
died in 1913.
Russian people must be proud of him, as he was a generous and devoted
to his country man. He made a great contribution to the happiness of