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Maloyaroslavets (mäˌləyärəsläˈvyĭts) [key], city, E central European Russia, on the Luzh River. In Oct., 1812, Russian forces in the city barred the road to Kaluga against Napoleon's retreating army, forcing it to retreat by way of Mozhaysk through devastated territory.

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