Boots that might have been worn by French emperor Napoleon during his final exile in Saint Helena are handled before being put on auction at Drouot auction house in Paris on Thursday. Photo: Reuters

Paris auction offers chance to step into Napoleon’s shoes

  • Riding boots thought to belong to late French emperor expected to fetch up to US$88,000
  • Auctioneers believe Napoleon owned the pair during his final exile in Saint Helena after defeat at Waterloo
Topic |   Auctions

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Boots that might have been worn by French emperor Napoleon during his final exile in Saint Helena are handled before being put on auction at Drouot auction house in Paris on Thursday. Photo: Reuters
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Oleg Sokolov dressed as Napoleon during an historic re-enactment in 2014. Photo: AFP

Russian Napoleon enthusiast admits chopping up lover

  • Oleg Sokolov, 63, was arrested on Saturday after being hauled out of an icy river in Saint Petersburg with a backpack containing a woman’s arms
Topic |   Russia

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Oleg Sokolov dressed as Napoleon during an historic re-enactment in 2014. Photo: AFP
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