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White Army General To Be Reburied In Moscow

3 October 2005 (RFE/RL) -- Anton Denikin, a general who fought against the Bolsheviks during Russia's civil war in the 1920s, will be reburied today in Moscow.

The remains of Denikin, who died in exile in the United States in 1947, were brought to Moscow on 2 October, along with the remains of Russian philosopher Ivan Ilyin, who also died in exile. Both were to be reburied in Moscow's Donskoi Monastery today.

Russian Orthodox Patriarch Alexii II will lead the reburial ceremony.

Denikin, a hero of the Russo-Japanese War at the beginning of the last century and of World War I, led forces opposing the Bolsheviks in southern Russia during a civil war that followed the 1917 Bolshevik revolution.

His White Army was eventually driven back by the Red Army, and Denikin fled into exile.

Earlier this year, Russian President Vladimir Putin granted Russian citizenship to Denikin's daughter.