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Burial place of Russian soldiers perished during Patriotic War of 1812 found near Saltanovka village

A burial place of Russian soldiers perished during the Patriotic War of 1812 has been found near Saltanovka village not far from Mogilev, specialists of Mogilev war-patriotic club “Vikkra” told. During the three days of excavations they have found remains of three Russian soldiers, bullets, uniform buttons.

The battle near Saltanovka village went down in the history as one of the most large-scaled battles of the Patriotic War of 1812. The Russian soldiers tried to stop Napoleonic troops on their way to Moscow and to re-group. No-one won in this battle; 900 French and 2,500 Russian soldiers and officers were killed in it. The findings will be sent to museums; soldiers’ remains will be re-buried.

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