Moscow. September 20th. INTERFAX.RU – On the field of Borodino Saturday ceremony of the burial of the remains of an unknown Russian soldier, who died 200 years ago in a foreign campaign. “Interfax” reported the press service of the Ministry of Culture.
“Every war is considered complete when the last soldier is buried: and now, marking 200 years since the end of World War II in 1812-1814, we bury the last Russian soldier of that war, and close the book – let it never will, “- quoted by the press office of the Minister of Culture Vladimir Medina.
The Minister read out a letter written by a team of teachers and the director of the Lyceum of the French city of Provins, with which began to return to their homeland remains of Russian soldiers.
“The representatives of the French intellectuals complained that in recent years relations between the two countries soured, but at the same time expressed the hope that the return of the remains of a Russian soldier home will bring nations closer together, which so often were allies “, – the report says.
The decision of reburial was made Minister of Culture of Russia, during his visit to Paris on June 28 this year. The ceremony was held with the support of the Russian military-historical society.