Nikolai II. Russian tsar ordered the painting to the centenary of the battle (1812) between Napoleon I. and Russia. It was made by Franz Roubaud. The painting represents that historic battle at Borodino, after that Mikhail Kutuzov, commander-in-chief makes his decision about surrender of Moscow. Length: 115 m, height: 15 m, weight: about 4 ton. Franz Roubaud had made for 2 years only the preparations. The Panorama-Museum was opened first time in 1912, on the spot of the historic battle.