Coat of arms



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.

Photo by Nikolai Biryukov

Basic facts
Name in Russian Можайск
Status City and administrative centre of the Mozhaisk District of the Moscow Region
Location On the River Moskva
Distance 110km west of Moscow
Time Zone Moscow Time
Population 30,595 people (2014)
First Mentioned 1231
Titles/Awards 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

    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

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