The personality of the Russian officer, whose remains found in Turkey
ANKARA, may 21 — RIA Novosti. The identity of the deceased in the XIX century, a Russian officer, whose remains were discovered during construction work in the city of Ardahan in North-East Turkey, found that Colonel Carl Rzhepetsky, reported in the Sunday newspaper Haberturk citing local authorities.
Rzhepetsky served in the 78th Navaginsk regiment of the 20th infantry division 1st Caucasian army corps and died of illness in 1894. To this conclusion, the Turkish experts came after consultations with Russian colleagues through the study of the uniform.
Skeleton of ‘Russian general’ found inside the coffin unearthed in Turkey’s Ardahan https://t.co/eCYpg48zsl pic.twitter.com/ikYowM9bqf
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According to the Russian archives, on the spot where were found the remains of an officer, in the late nineteenth century was the military cemetery.
Earlier media wrote that the remains could belong to General Vasily Gaiman (1823-1878), a participant in the conquest of the Caucasus and Russo-Turkish war of 1877-1878. It was noted that the officer was buried in the years when Ardahan and Kars was part of Russia.