A Russian officer

In northeastern Turkey a corpse of a Russian officer has been found while excavating a new foundation for a building in Ardahan, once occupied by Russia before being annexed by Turkey.

It’s a bit of a mystery who the corpse was: there’s some speculation that it might be the body of general Vassily Geiman, who died of disease while on the Caucasian Front during the Ottoman-Russian war in 1878.

The bearded body will remain in Turkey – whoever it was.