In the Cathedral of Christ the Lifeguard ceremony ended with a funeral service rural prose classics Valentin Rasputin. Led the Liturgy, Patriarch Kirill.
To carry out the writer's last journey on this day, attended by hundreds of people on the planet. Among them - the Minister of culture Vladimir Medinsky, the new head of the Moscow Department of culture Alexander Kibovsky, head of the Investigative Committee Alexander Bastrykin, Prosecutor General Yuri Chaika, the scientist Artur Chilingarov, actress Tatyana Doronina and Director Sergei Miroshnichenko. Condolences took native writer, namely, his granddaughter Antonina.
The funeral, presided over by the Patriarch, was launched at 11:00. "Valentin Rasputin was one of the famous Russian writers of the twentieth century," said the Patriarch before the mass. According to his statement, all the work of writer "imbued with the desire to help people, to lift it above the ordinary". The Patriarch also invested in the hand of the deceased a note with allowing prayer that was read during the funeral service, notifies the journalist Days.Roux from the event.
At the end of the ceremony, the Patriarch said goodbye to writer kissing a paper crown on his forehead and the icon on the chest, and laid on the grave of a bouquet of white roses. Then the coffin was closed and carried out of the temple. After the funeral the body of the writer will deliver to Irkutsk, where will be held on March 19 farewell on the territory of the Znamensky monastery. After him, contrary to the last will, will not bury in the Smolensk cemetery next to his wife and daughter, and the area of the Znamensky monastery.
As we were informed the Day.Roux, classic rustic prose, Creator of "farewell to the Mothers" and "French Lessons" died in the Metropolitan clinic, before the age of 78 years for a few hours. Not so long ago Rasputin survived 2 loss: in 2006 in the crash killed his daughter, but in 2012 the spouse died.