Russian Orthodox monument, built 1917 by soldiers of the Russian 2nd Special Regiment in memory of their fallen comrades, near the site of the Mourmelon military camp, beside the Russian cemetery, Saint-Hilaire-le-Grand, Marne, Champagne-Ardenne, France. The site honours 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 Orthodox monument, built 1917 by soldiers of the Russian 2nd Special Regiment in memory of their fallen comrades, near the site of the Mourmelon military camp, beside the Russian cemetery, Saint-Hilaire-le-Grand, Marne, Champagne-Ardenne, France. The site honours 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...
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