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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

General Buried, Again




MOSCOW -- The remains of a Russian general who fought Napoleon's army in 1812 were reburied Sunday at a church on Moscow's western edge, some 70 years after they were unearthed by the Bolsheviks.


General Ivan Dorokhov led the liberation of the town of Vereya from Napoleon's troops in 1812, according to Itar-Tass. When he died he was interred in a Vereya cathedral by residents grateful to him for saving their village.


After the Russian Revolution, Bolshevik troops unearthed Dorokhov's remains in the Vereya cathedral and tossed them into a nearby ravine, Itar-Tass said.


Church parishioners in Vereya retrieved Dorokhov's remains and secretly reburied them elsewhere, the report said. The grave was discovered this September, and Dorokhov was buried again in the Vereya cathedral on Sunday.