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Experts from Russia and France to conduct excavations near Stalingrad

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Experts from Russia and France to conduct excavations near Stalingrad


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The Foundation for the Development of Russian-French Historical Initiatives is preparing to implement two projects in Russia. According to its leader Pierre Malinovsky, the topic of one of them will be the Battle of Stalingrad. He spoke about this at the History for the Future. New Look forum, which opened the day before at the Victory Museum.

The second project is related to the Russian Far East. Its main goal will be to find the burial place of General David Bryce in Kamchatka. He commanded the Anglo-French fleet in 1854, died and was buried in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. There is a version that he shot himself after being defeated in a battle with Russian troops. Two French officers were also found there. Pierre Malinovsky noted that the place of their burial is known for sure. This is the first project of this scale in Kamchatka.

The foundation began cooperating with the Russian Geographical Society several years ago. The beginning of cooperation was laid by a project telling about the Russian Expeditionary Force. Last year, together with Russia, the foundation was engaged in the search for the remains of Napoleon's companion, French general Charles Etienne Guden. They were found in Smolensk.

It was also planned that in the summer a group of enthusiasts led by Pierre Malinovsky will carry out excavations at the sites of the battles of the Crimean War. The project was supposed to be carried out in the summer months, but due to the coronavirus pandemic, plans had to be adjusted.

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