In fact, as reported by the Minister for Veterans Affairs Genevieve Dariessec, who attended the ceremony to welcome the remains of Guden at the airport, General buried December 2 at the House of Invalids, in the crypt of high officials (caveau des gouverneurs), between the commander of the Second World War Marshal Philippe Leclerc and the author of the Marseillaise, Claude-Joseph Rouget de Lisle. On this day will be organized national honoring ceremony.
The ceremony of welcoming the coffin was pompous, with a guard of honor in Napoleonic uniforms.
Mayor of Montargis, Güden’s hometown, is indeed spoke against the burial of the general at the local cemetery, citing the lack of funds to organize the funeral. But the burial place chosen for Guden is perhaps the most honorable in France. So the reasoning of the author of the article, Elena Karaeva, about the “culture of cancellation” and the refusal of the French from the past have nothing to do with the situation with the reburial of Guden.
Emmanuel Macron, during a meeting with Vladimir Putin in Bregancon in 2019, really put forward the idea of a ceremonial reburial of Guden and how wrote then the French edition “Le Point”, considered the possibility of participating in the ceremony and inviting Putin. But since then, diplomatic tensions have increased between France and Russia, primarily over the use of chemical weapons against Alexei Navalny in August 2020. In such a situation, the French side considered the ceremony with the participation of the heads of two states inappropriate and decided to somewhat lower its level. Despite this, in June 2021, Macron, along with Angela Merkel, offered to invite Putin as a guest to the EU summit.
Nevertheless, no one has canceled the official commemoration of the deceased general on a national scale, and where Karaeva found a “semi-official” phrase about the remains that “the wrong people found and identified in the wrong place” is unknown.