Russian cemetery, Saint-Hilaire-le-Grand, Marne, Champagne-Ardenne, France, honouring the 6,100 Russian soldiers killed on French battlefields, in memory of the Franco-Russian military alliance celebrated at the visit of Czar Nicholas II to Champagne in 1896 and 1901. 1,000 Russian soldiers from 2 brigades who fought on the French front in 1916-18 are buried here. An adjoining Orthodox Chapel was , designed by Albert Benois and built 1936-37 with funds from the Association du Souvenir du Corps Expeditionnaire Russe. The site is listed as a historic monument. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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Russian cemetery, Saint-Hilaire-le-Grand, Marne, Champagne-Ardenne, France, honouring the 6,100 Russian soldiers killed on French battlefields, in memory of the Franco-Russian military alliance celebrated at the visit of Czar Nicholas II to Champagne in 1896 and 1901. 1,000 Russian soldiers from 2 brigades who fought on the French front in 1916-18 are buried here. An adjoining Orthodox Chapel was , designed by Albert Benois and built 1936-37 with funds from the Association du Souvenir du...
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