A farewell ceremony for former Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Prikhodko is being held at the Central Clinical Hospital in Moscow, RIA Novosti reports.
An open coffin is installed in the hospital’s funeral hall, wreaths are placed, funeral music is playing. His colleagues came to say goodbye to Prikhodko, including those from the government.
Later on Thursday, a funeral will take place at the Troekurovsky cemetery.
The politician died on January 26 at the age of 65 after a long illness. Condolences over the death of Prikhodko were expressed by Russian President Vladimir Putin, Federation Council Speaker Valentina Matvienko and Deputy Chairman of the Russian Security Council Dmitry Medvedev.