Coat of arms


Photo by Nikolai Biryukov

Mozhaisk and neighbouring Borodino are both famous for the role they played during the Napoleonic War and the Second World War and as such the city has been named as City of Military Glory. Mozhaisk and Borodino can be easily visited together as a day trip from Moscow.

Basic facts
Name in Russian
City and administrative centre of the Mozhaisk District of the Moscow Region
On the River Moskva
110km west of Moscow
Time Zone
Moscow Time
30,595 people (2014)
First Mentioned
City of Military Glory
City Day
22 May
Official Website

Top recommendations in Mozhaisk

  • Mozhaisk


    Walk around Mozhaisk and see its impressive gothic cathedral and the Luzhetsky Monastery.

  • Borodino Field

    Borodino Field

    Go to Borodino to walk around the site of the famous Napoleonic battle which is now marked with dozens of commemoratives monuments and to visit the Spaso-Borodinsky Monastery.

  • Re-enactment of the Battle of Borodino

    Re-enactment of the Battle of Borodino

    Go and see the re-enactment of the Battle of Borodino which takes place on the first Sunday of September.