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French scientists to conduct excavations in Crimea
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Archaeological excavations will be carried out on the territory of the Crimean peninsula by specialists from France, RIA Novosti reports.
According to Pierre Malinovsky, who heads the Foundation for the Development of Russian-French Historical Initiatives, it is planned that they will search for the remains of French soldiers who died during the Crimean War. Russian archaeologists will join their French colleagues on the excavations.
According to Crimea's head Sergei Aksyonov, such work will benefit not only Crimea. He expressed confidence that it would be useful for strengthening relations between Moscow and Paris. The head of the republic promised to help the fund in organizing work in Crimea.
The Foundation for the Development of Russian-French Historical Initiatives is ready to implement another project, but this time in the Russian Far East. Its main goal will be to find the burial place of General David Price, who commanded the Anglo-French fleet in 1854, died and was buried in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. Pierre Malinovsky noted that this was the first project of this scale in Kamchatka.