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    PARIS, June 28 (RIA Novosti, Andrei Nizamutdinov) - Marina Denikina, 86, the daughter of a founder of the 'White' anti-Bolshevik movement, intends to attend the reburial of her father in Moscow in October.

    "As far as I know, the reburial is scheduled for October," Denikina said Tuesday. "I'll try to muster all my strength and come to Moscow, if my health allows."

    She said she was not planning to visit Moscow this week to discuss the reburial issues.

    Denikina, who was born in the Krasnodar territory (southern Russia), now lives in Versailles, on the outskirts of Paris, and rarely goes outdoors because of her health.

    An interdepartmental working group on General Denikin's reburial is due to meet in Moscow Wednesday, Denikina said.

    "They promised to inform me about the session's results and a program for the reburial ceremony," she said. "October has been set as the unofficial reburial date."

    President Vladimir Putin granted Denikina Russian citizenship in April 2005. She agreed to let her father's remains be reburied at the Donskoye cemetery in Moscow. The Russian authorities plan to create a memorial of accord and reconciliation there.

    General Anton Denikin was born in 1872. After World War I and the 1917 Bolshevik revolution he became commander the 'White' Army and fought against Bolsheviks in Southern Russia. After a series of defeats Denikin emigrated to France. During WWII he rejected Nazi proposals to become a leader of anti-Soviet forces. After the war he moved to the United States and died in 1947. Denikin was buried in France, but his last will was to be buried in Russia if the communist regime were ever overthrown.

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