MOSCOW, December 24 (RIA Novosti) – The remains of 11 German soldiers from World War II have been found at the home of a Russian villager, the Interior Ministry's department in the Bryansk Region in central Russia reported Tuesday.
The soldiers’ bones were found in containers as police searched the man’s home. Police had gone to the village of Ugrevishche initially to question him over a suspected household theft.
“Experts established that they belong to 11 different people who died at least seven decades ago,” the ministry said in a statement.
Identification tags discovered later left no doubts that the police officers had found the remains of German soldiers, apparently killed during battles in the Bryansk Region in World War II.
Police passed the remains and the ID tages to a regional representative of a German organization responsible for maintaining war graves on December 19.
The villager is being questioned about his “archeological” activity following the discovery of the bones in late November.