Massacre of Praga

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Massacre of Praga was an event during the Kościuszko Uprising in Poland in 1794. On November 4 the Russian forces under General Aleksandr Suvorov assaulted Praga, the easternmost borough of Warsaw and after four hours of heavy hand to hand fighting broke through Polish defences. Praga was subsequently looted and burnt by Russian soldiers who also killed approximately 20 000 of its inhabitants including women and infants. Even animals were not spared. The following day Warsaw surrendered.