The Battle of Zorndorf - After the failure of the siege of Olmutz, Frederick decided he needed to deal with the advancing Russian army in East Prussia. Despite the Russian victory at Gross-Jägersdorf the previous year, Frederick did not think highly of his opponent. The evening of August 24 found him camped north of the Russian position. Frederick decided to circle the Russian army and attack from the south, through the village of Zorndorf. Despite the confusion of being forced to reverse their facing, the Russians stood firm in a bloody, all day battle. By the end, Frederick knew that the Russians were not a foe to take lightly.