Popular writer Valentin Rasputin was buried in Irkutsk. Contrary to the last will, the Creator of "French Lessons" not buried next to his wife and daughter at the Smolensk cemetery, and the area of the Znamensky monastery.
To say goodbye to a classic rustic prose came more than 15 thousand people. The ceremony started in the temple of the Znamensky monastery at 09:00 local time. At 13:00 Metropolitan Irkutsk and Angarsk Vadim held a service. There were politicians, adherents to the public, writers, friends, co-workers of the writer and fans of his work, TASS informs.
The Rasputin's funeral March 18 at the Cathedral of Christ the Rescuer in Moscow was carried out by the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill. To carry out the writer's final journey came hundreds of Metropolitan residents. 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, such as his granddaughter Antonina. March 17, Rasputin took leave of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin.
Remember, in the will that the writer was 2 years ago, he asked to be buried near his family. "Valentin asked to be buried in their native land in Irkutsk. Next to his wife and daughter. He wrote it in anticipation when he got cancer" - quoted LifeNews brother-in-law novelist Vladimir Smirnov. "He will be buried at the Smolensk cemetery next to her daughter and his wife. It was decided by the family," he promised.
But relatives of the writer decided that the last he will find shelter on the ground Znamensky monastery. Orthodox women's Znamensky monastery is 1 of the oldest in Siberia. The terrain of the necropolis buried the Princess Trubetskaya and children Trubetskoy, traveler Grigory Shelikhov, Decembrist Nikolay Panov, Bishop innocent (Aronovich).
As we were informed the Day.Roux, classic rustic prose, Creator of "farewell to the Mothers" and "French Lessons" died in a Moscow hospital, before the age of 78 years for a few hours. Not so long ago Rasputin suffered 2 losses: in 2006 in the crash killed his daughter, and in 2012 spouse died.