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    Russia professor admits murder after woman's arms found in bag

    A well-known Russian historian has confessed to murdering his lover - a former student - his lawyer says, after he was found in a river with a backpack containing a woman's arms.



    Oleg Sokolov, 63, was drunk and fell into the river as he tried to dispose of body parts, local media said.

    Police then found the decapitated body of Anastasia Yeshchenko, 24, at his home.

    Prof Sokolov is a Napoleon expert who has received France's Légion d'Honneur.

    "He has admitted his guilt," his lawyer Alexander Pochuyev told AFP, adding that he regretted what he had done and was now cooperating.

    Prof Sokolov reportedly told police that he killed his lover during an argument and then sawed off her head, arms and legs.

    He is said to have planned to get rid of the body before publicly committing suicide dressed as Napoleon.

    Mr Pochuyev said Prof Sokolov - who has been receiving hospital treatment for hypothermia - may have been under stress.

    The historian has written several books on Napoleon and also acted as a historical consultant on several films. He and Ms Yeshchenko had co-authored several works.

    Both he and Ms Yeshchenko studied French history and enjoyed wearing period costumes, with Prof Sokolov dressing up as Napoleon.

    Students described him as both a talented lecturer who spoke French and did impressions of Napoleon and as a "freak" who called his lover "Josephine" and asked to be addressed as "Sire", AFP reported.

    He was also a member of France's Institute of Social Science, Economics and Politics (Issep), which on Saturday said it had removed him from his position on its scientific committee.

    "We learn with horror... the atrocious crime of which Oleg Sokolov is guilty," it said in a statement.

    "We could never imagine that he could commit such an odious act," the statement added.

    Issep was founded by Marion Maréchal, the niece of far-right National Rally party leader Marine Le Pen and a former lawmaker for the far-right National Front party.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-50365124

    Oleg Sokolov, 63

    Anastasia Yeshchenko, 24





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    Nice to know that real nutters still have a thing about Napoleon..

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    ^Here again a body with missing limb: (the damned Russians)

    Mystery of Napoleon's favourite general may be solved in Russian discovery


    The one-legged skeleton is said to belong to a man who died aged 40-45

    A one-legged skeleton discovered under a dance floor in Russia may hold the key to a centuries-old mystery involving Napoleon's favourite general.
    Charles-Étienne Gudin died aged 44 after he was hit by a cannonball during the French invasion of Russia in 1812.
    He had to have his leg amputated and died three days later from gangrene.

    Archaeologists believe the skeleton found in the city of Smolensk, west of Moscow, is his. Samples have been sent to France for DNA testing.
    At a press conference in Moscow on Thursday, the team of Russian and French archaeologists said they were unable to provide a conclusive answer, and that the final results would need to come from a laboratory in Marseille.

    The skeleton was discovered in July in a wooden coffin in a park beneath building foundations.

    Pierre Malinowski
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    General, I found you with our two French and Russian teams. You Hero died in 1812 during the battle of valoutina gora. You who have been with Napoleon since school. You who had the leg ripped off and suffered so much for your country. You who had been resting in smolensk for 207 years. Respect to general Charles-étienne gudin, French Hero. One of the greatest days of my life.


    Charles-Étienne Gudin was thought to be one of Napoleon Bonaparte's favourite generals

    A bust of his likeness resides in the Palace of Versailles, his name is inscribed on the Arc de Triomphe monument in Paris and he also has a street in the French capital named after him.
    Napoleon's invasion of Russia ended in a disastrous retreat from Moscow in 1812.

    His Grande Armee of 400,000 men was thought to be unbeatable and he himself had anticipated a rapid victory.

    But having initially captured Moscow after the Russian army withdrew during a harsh winter, the emperor then realised he too had to turn back.

    In a letter in which he vowed to blow up the Kremlin, Napoleon exposed his frustration at the campaign, with his army ravaged by disease, cold and hunger: "My cavalry is in tatters, a lot of horses are dying."

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-49508521

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