The Borodino meteorite fell the day before the Battle of Borodino into the position of a Russian artillery battery near the village of Gorki. A sentry picked up the fallen stone and handed it to the battery commander, A.I. Dietrichs, an officer of the 11
Pskov infantry regiment of Lieutenant General Kaptsevich's 7
Infantry Division. The meteorite was kept for a long time in the Dietrichs family, and only in 1892, 80 years after its fall, was submitted to the Russian Academy of Sciences by Dietrichs' descendants.