Farewell ceremony for renowned Russian filmmaker Stanislav Govorukhin underway in Moscow
The farewell ceremony for renowned Russian filmmaker, Chairman of the Culture committee of the State Duma (lower house of parliament) Stanislav Govorukhin is underway in the Transfiguration Church of the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow, TASS reports
Govorukhin died on June 14 at the age of 82.
Russian President Vladimir Putin attended the ceremony. As a sign of respect and sorrow, the head of state laid flowers to the coffin and expressed his condolences to the relatives of the director, in particular to his widow Galina Govorukhina.
Among those who came to say farewell to the filmmaker are Russia’s Culture Minister Vladimir Medinsky, head of the Mosfilm studio Karen Shakhnazarov and many other well-known Russian artists.