Russia. The State Collegium of Foreign Affairs. Chancery
Appeal of the commander-in-chief of the Russian army, M. I. Kutuzov, to French soldiers with an appeal to refuse to continue military operations: [deal]: December 1812 - 1812. - L. 71-71. - (Fund of the Chancellery of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Inventory No. 468). - The text is printed, in French. Ver. 1 st with. of the text: Aux Français. Without reg. and tit. "... Napoleon did not think that two nations, equally brave and powerful, in fact, have nothing to argue about, and they should not exterminate, but mutually respect each other and develop ties in all areas of industry, trade , art and science, and finally, should contribute to the achievement of universal agreement for the preservation of peace and tranquility on earth ... Return peacefully to your homeland, bring with you a usurper ... Then hatred for you will give way to feelings of trust and respect that you have long deserved with your courage and worthy behavior. The Russians fighting against you with regret, one of the first to return to these feelings, which seem so natural to them, you will gain the right to the gratitude of all Europe, and the memory of you will be honored by the most distant descendants ... "
1. Kutuzov, Mikhail Illarionovich (1745 - 1813) - Speeches, speeches and the like. 2. Power (collection). 3. Patriotic War of 1812 (collection). 4. Foreign campaigns of Russian troops - 1813 - 1814 - Documents and materials.
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Source of electronic copy: WUA RI Original location: WUA RI F. Office of the Minister of Foreign Affairs Op. 468. D. 1323.