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Quotation by Mikhail Kutuzov
Napoleon is a torrent which as yet we are unable to stem. Moscow will be the sponge that will suck him dry.
Mikhail Kutuzov (1745–1813), Russian general. speech, Sept. 13, 1812, to the Russian army commanders at Fili.
The day before Napoleon entered Moscow, which he was obliged to abandon a month later.
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