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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

White Army General Is Reburied

APA mourner holding a portrait of Kappel during the reburial Saturday.
The body of Vladimir Kappel, a general in the White Army who fought the Bolsheviks in Russia's Civil War, was reburied Saturday in Moscow after being brought from China.

The body was buried in the cemetery at Donskoi Monastery, which in tsarist times was one of the most prestigious cemeteries in the city, reserved for members of the aristocracy.

Kappel was a leader of White Army forces in eastern Siberia. He died in 1920 at age 36 as the forces retreated from the Irkutsk region, and his remains were taken to Harbin, China, where many Russians fleeing the Bolsheviks had taken refuge.

The body had been buried in one of Harbin's Russian Orthodox churches, but the church was destroyed under Mao Zedong in 1949 and it was only last year that the remains were found.