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Grave of Russo-Turkish War General unearthed in Turkey

The Russian General is thought to have died in or around 1878

Turkish builders have stumbled upon the buried body of a Russian General dating to the Russo-Turkish war of 1877-1878.

The Russian soldier had been given a Christian burial according to local sources although it is not clear what will be done with the Russian General’s remains at this point.

Russia won a decisive victory over Turkey in 1878 thus securing the independence of Serbia, Montenegro and Bulgaria after centuries of Ottoman rule. Romania also achieved independence as a result the war. At this time Batum and Kars also became part of Russia. Kars once handed back to Turkey by the Soviet Union in 1921.

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Ibraheem Musa Usman
Ibraheem Musa Usman
June 28, 2017

wow amazing

rosewood11
rosewood11
June 29, 2017

I hope they will bring him home to Russia for final burial, and that we’ll learn his name and more of his story. Fascinating article!!!

strav
strav
June 29, 2017

Cooĺ! Russia saving europe again!,

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