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Russia: Yevgeni Primakov laid to rest

Russian Federation, Moscow
June 29, 2015 at 04:44 GMT +00:00 · Published

Patriarch Kiril I of Moscow led prayers for the deceased Russian Statesman Yevgeni Primakov, at the Novodevichy Convent, Moscow, before joining with Russian President Vladimir Putin to lead a procession in Primakov's honour, Monday. The president was joined by members of the State Duma, including Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu.

During his tenure Primakov served as the foreign secretary and prime minister, aiding both Mikhail Gorbachev and Boris Yeltsin. He was vital in the establishment of the BRICS group, after advocating a strategic alliance between Russia, China and India in the post-Soviet years. During his time as prime minister - between September 1998 and May 1999 - the statesman was credited with reviving the Russian economy through a policy of quantitative easing.

He is survived by their daughter, Nana, and by his second wife, Irina

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Patriarch Kiril I of Moscow led prayers for the deceased Russian Statesman Yevgeni Primakov, at the Novodevichy Convent, Moscow, before joining with Russian President Vladimir Putin to lead a procession in Primakov's honour, Monday. The president was joined by members of the State Duma, including Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu.

During his tenure Primakov served as the foreign secretary and prime minister, aiding both Mikhail Gorbachev and Boris Yeltsin. He was vital in the establishment of the BRICS group, after advocating a strategic alliance between Russia, China and India in the post-Soviet years. During his time as prime minister - between September 1998 and May 1999 - the statesman was credited with reviving the Russian economy through a policy of quantitative easing.

He is survived by their daughter, Nana, and by his second wife, Irina

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