Putin, Macron May Discuss Repatriation Of Napoleon General's Remains - Kremlin
Muhammad Irfan 11 days ago Tue 13th August 2019 | 04:30 PM
MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 13th August, 2019) Russian President Vladimir Putin and French President Emmanuel Macron may discuss repatriation of the remains of a Napoleon's general, Charles Etienne Gudin, at their upcoming meeting, the Kremlin spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, said Tuesday.
"We know that this is a very important mission, a very important archaeological discovery. And undoubtedly, if our French colleagues want to discuss it, I am sure that this topic will also be discussed," Peskov said when asked if this issue could be touched upon at the upcoming meeting.
The remains that are likely to be those of the general were discovered in the city of Smolensk in Western Russia. Gudin participated in Napoleon's Russian campaign and was wounded in the Battle of Valutino on August 19, 1812. A cannonball severed one of his legs and injured the other one. The general was brought to Smolensk where the French emperor personally tended to him. However, Gudin was beyond help.