tv [untitled] December 2, 2012 4:30pm-5:00pm EST
the chief. spent a lifetime teaching men how to handle horses. he's one of the few to teach cossacks how to keep steady in the saddle riding at full speed. as well as how to do spectacular horseback stunts. my wife says to me why on earth do you need all that talk and i explain it to a woman they don't understand it all men are warriors at heart some more than others some don't have much of it others have quite a lot but i think i have a good deal of. the regions of the homeland for the cossacks but true cause a few and far between even here. today villages are becoming deserted with young villages moving to big cities where there are no horses or old ways of life because of. the russian don't horse breed or in need of protection. there are
only about two hundred sixty members of this breed left in the world they are on the verge of extinction. is supposed to be good at handling a whip and a sort. of every cause that carried them. thank the french audience at the final performance in fontainebleau enjoyed the cossacks outstanding ability to juggle with swords today this looks like a circus act but two centuries ago cossacks who couldn't pull off such feats were regarded as a failure even cossack women demonstrated outstanding skills. these horsemen from the kremlin riding school it's the world's only school to teach these traditional equestrian skills. after a detailed analysis of his defeat napoleon noted that the cossacks had ensured russia success he said contacts with the best like troops of the day and if he'd
had them in his army he could have marched across the whole world. good morning cossacks gratings. it was pavel marshall cough who came up with the idea of the march from moscow to paris. the businessman and stud farm owner spends all of his earnings on horses his main ambition is to revive the dawn breed. they are a beautiful. pavel owns a large stable and past as well he's also building a cossack settlements for tourists to go horse riding. because this lovely little mare is only two years old should need to wait another three years before she can fold her more of a beauty. oh look they've been you all over poor thing. believes these horses are russia's best asset and something to be proud of. it hurts when
people say bad things about cossacks they may call drug lords fools layabouts all sorts there really is sad to report and what's worse some people even write off our most recent victories in world war two my grandfather commanded a division during that war so i know the hardships people went through. was. the starting point for the much was must kill you notice twenty twelve it was here in eighteen twelve on the second of september the napoleon waited in vain to be given the keys to the capital they never came. soon afterwards moscow was plundered and razed to the ground. two years later russian troops led by the chieftain cloth of approached. napoleon dreaded the backlash
the field the russians would do to paris the friendship done to moscow. the. this ground one hundred twenty kilometers from moscow is almost as familiar to the french as it is to the russians the battlefield of. the cossacks raced across the field where some one hundred thousand people died in a single day over forty thousand russians and nearly sixty thousand frenchmen. this is was an attack by the men of celebrated russian chieftain plus might have looked like. the russians launched an assault to gain the breathing space they needed to bring up there was. men one to alice to regroup overwhelming the french on the left flank. the cossacks ahead and.
a hasty french retreat has been passed down here from generation to generation. still trying to fill in the french turn tail. golden carriage people still look for as you can see we too are trying to find it's ours we call it the belorussian treasure belongs to the. locals have left no stone unturned in search of the prize even in swamps and people alas they have never found the golden carriage. in the local villages only a few elderly residents remain. i don't think more than a dozen young people live here. pensions only income twice a week they come to the bus stop to wait for a shop trailer this time the mobile shop is late and instead of the residents are greeted by cossacks approaching on the horizon. welcome the cossacks with bunches of flowers. such handsome horses that hello there.
comes close on the heels of the cossacks the old people form a queue to buy the basic necessities of life but it's. just a few. stopping here on their journey to paris will be the topic of many conversations for a long time to come nothing so exciting has ever happened here. such a long way to paris it might be difficult to travel on horseback there. on the fifteenth day of the journey the cossacks have made it to poland in two weeks they've covered the same distance as russian troops did during this two month long pursuit of the podiums.
in december eight hundred twelve napoleon into the russia with a fifty thousand strong elite but he left with only fifteen hundred. frostbitten troops. was no foregone conclusion. is more than a cossack he's also a historian and writer his latest book will tell the story of this journey is keeping a diary. is a once in a lifetime chance i couldn't turn it down. you know the love. you know you don't. see enough the french one nearly every battle but as the russian army increased in number it was quite apparent that the french would win doing by the time napoleon was retreating to poland he's only had almost run out of artillery provisions and even.
buzz off it's mine you've got yours finish it you i like vassileva rennick i like cenovus itself does not hail from the area even though he's from bloody mia he still has cause like blood in his veins. aside from being a music teacher he also leads a cossack troop in his village and teaches kosek writing skills to local children. we his name is when he was an unruly stallion he wouldn't let anybody into his stable but now he is quite gentle such horses except only tender treatment the horse of the dawn breed is his master's horse once you've established a bond with him he'll be devoted to you for as long as he lives he'll fight for you .
likes it germany is just as legendary in europe as but i do know is in russia. oh historians describe a battle of nations austrian prussian and swedish troops joining the russians in their fight against napoleon. around a hundred thousand died in the battle which forced napoleon to flee back to france with what remained of his army. recover some forty kilometers a day early in retreat it is about the same pace again even momentum with time. was simply lagging behind only plots of his men had skirmishes in the polian regard . yet. although the forests here look much as they do back home the cossacks already feel homesick they've covered more than two thousand kilometers in over a month. this journey is making me homesick. i miss my
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what we have an industry that is so. often critical of the other for trade children . fronts is the final leg of the journey the last stop for a final push towards napoleon's residence of fontainebleau. quo they've all. three thousand kilometers away from. these riders have followed the route that the russians took as they drove napoleon out of russia and then pursued him across the whole of europe. the emperors pointing at us rio the heroes. and should. two hundred years later russian cossacks lay
flowers at the monument to the great napoleon bonaparte. the foreigners invasion of russia napoleon had made the cossacks out to be monsters to scamper. propaganda of the day painted them as bearded giants raping even eating people he went so far as to claim that a peruvian woman with her little daughter had full on her knees before plot of the chieftain begging him not to eat it. two hundred years ago russian could hardly imagine. that greeks them now. in eight hundred twelve it was immediately evident that the cossacks behave decently despite their tough and uncouth reputation xander the first was noble in victory he clamped down on my role as and rapists even released prisoners of.
today frenchmen march side by side. counterpart is nicola a french businessman he's been active in russia's area for twelve years. is diplomatic in his assessment of the twelve you're going to see anyone who finds themselves a team two cultures has to be. both sides of their goals the french wanted to reach moscow and they did. the russians wanted to halt the french advance and prevent their army being the two succeeded in your view that it. had never occurred. to reside. in eight hundred fourteen the russians occupied paris and completely blocked napoleon. was waiting to learn his fate. the cossacks were very disciplined.
behaved very decently in front's. instance and made the camp was even hanged for robbing a peasant woman of. it was. neither he nor his descendants would occupy the throne again he had given up his intention to fight until victory and never. quite historically accurate. into the grounds. here in the fair there's a grand staircase and it was here the farewell to his. and his ambitions to create a greater france he travelled into exile under russian. who
was. with michael. returns to france just a hundred years later when many emigrated seeking refuge from the bolshevik revolution. this woman says her grandfather came to france with a white army. and this child in the picture is her father it was taken in one thousand eight hundred his name was nikolai which was like it's great to meet such people so far away from your homeland you. the day after the occupation of the cossacks head to the famous russian cemetery at . lowick and they're off their horses on the bare from a horseback procession yes i heard about them they are fine bunch they're here to celebrate the battle of. many famous russian immigrants are buried here they include literary nobel prize winner. and the celebrated ballet dancer.
this commemorates the cossacks and army officers who left russia after the nine hundred seventeen revolution. the. would. be. close to one million russians fled to france though many lived to ripe old ages their thoughts remained with their lost homeland. they were still the depressing thought is that true russians are buried here at the russia that came after them was not their russia or at all. their russia is gone forever because. when russia's white came to france the country was
still in ruins reeling from the devastation wrought by world war one in which over a million frenchmen died. i read a story in the next pantry of magazine about a migrant talking about. he said the cost would make the rounds of local farms he was employed as a farm hand that was just a cover. he liked saying that his real job was reviving the local population of one summer with. with a journey beaching its aims to take a sightseeing tour of paris as it turns out the traditional habits of population revival still very much alive. and attention yeah this is the so-called sex quarter there are six cafes and sex shops everywhere and this is the famous. hey guys let's get off here. two hundred years ago when the russians took paris not
a single painting went missing from the roof though it's true that some cause acts tore up the floors from french homes to burn on can find us. they also caught all the famous culp in the fontainebleau palms. the model cossacks led by alexander and decided to march along one must in dress uniform. oh god my eyes are. the eight hundred twelve cossacks had little time to eat and often use the russian would be to tell waiters of the famous mother cafe to be quick. to corrupt a version of the word subsequently took linked in french culture as the bistro cafe . there's a feeling inside me of deja vu. a sense that i've been here before. maybe it's genetic memory or something. waiting for
a lunch of oysters and the cost anxious about the unfamiliar dishes making. even more homesick. i'd like to go home as soon as i can when i get back i'll be brushing food just potatoes without all these fancy vegetables or detroit we always to it's this cuisine isn't for me. teller is the high point of the parisien two of the heavily built when their predecessors first came to the city. i've only seen it on t. even before and now here i am in paris it's fantastic a dream come true. and right next to the eiffel tower the cossacks met a few russian speaking french month one called five or ten. because sex adopted many french practices off their return to russia in eight hundred fourteen women spoke to tight fitting blouses to triumph were built in the
coastal town of no bitch a cask that stole shaped streets were laid out in the paris model one of the how minutes was even clear promise. yes. of. course next will be cossacks on the eiffel tower all anywhere else once kosek start to sing as just no stopping the. earth all over stuff all over your head i doubt that us thinks like uk i think that you have it out. of. the journey has come to an end alexei never said seth green is his horse for the last time before setting off home. let me have your leg but you need to brush your easy now bubble. good boy. the noble beasts will with
his. will travel with those by coach he's in high spirits because he won't be home sick for much longer but his joy is monitored by the prospect of pouncing with his beloved holes in his arms still i'm so attached to him i can't bear the thought that will have to eventually part with him he's very tender and and beady. i call him my little lamb sometimes. he'll be missing me too and don't know whether he'll be able to get used to a new master. and finally because next perform with the horses for the very last time before
going to. displace the bloody conflict the napoleonic walls brought france and russia closer together the soviet union had a special relationship of france despite being a member of nato the. today hundreds of thousands of cars that descendents still live in france and many frenchmen stayed on russia. for the cossacks bid farewell to fontainebleau but they will return for another friendly invasion. the.
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