A group of French people will participate in June 2020 in archaeological excavations in Crimea, focused on the Crimean War period, announced the president of the Franco-Russian Foundation for Historical Initiatives, Pierre Malinowski.
A major historic project will be carried out in Crimea in June 2020. It will include French experts who will be visiting the peninsula for the first time, said Pierre Malinowski, president of the Franco-Russian Foundation for Historical Initiatives, during his meeting on February 19 with the head of the Crimean Republic, Sergei Axionov, according to the press service of the latter.
According to Malinowski, this will be an archaeological excavation linked to the Crimean War period. They will take place in the valley of the Alma river.
Establish “historical truth”
For his part, Sergei Axionov said he supported the project by promising to do everything possible to facilitate the excavations.
“We are interested in establishing the historical truth, which is why we will lend our support,” he said, still quoted by his press service.
The Crimean War
The Crimean War lasted from 1853 to 1856. It pitted the Russian Empire against a coalition made up of the Ottoman Empire, France, the United Kingdom and the Kingdom of Sardinia.