I thank you for your reference and your interest. I am trying to expand my sources in Russia and elsewhere and with some diplomacy reach a point where we who appreciate the military art, can get the real facts of the Russian artillery, officers, men, guns, designs and hopefully archival unit diaries and maps. You are very right about the forementioned dates, and I think it is critical to access the Russian authored dairies and after action reports with their orders of battle from their archives. In Russian military academies, officers enter at a Bachelor level of education and only then are they like western armies, proceed on to higher schools of specialization and correspondingly to higher ranks. In particular to their two oldest active land service arms, Infantry and Artillery, it is my understanding the study of the Napoleonic wars is a diligently critiqued part of their curriculum.