Russia, Moscow / Trend corr R. Aghayev / Azerbaijani Prime Minister, Arthur Rasizadeh, participated in the funeral ceremony of the first Russian Ceremony, Boris Yeltsin, in Moscow 25 April. Over 1,000 foreign guests took part in the funeral service held at the Jesus the Savior Temple.
The presidents of the post-Soviet countries, Nursultan Nazarbayev (Kazakhstan), Alexander Lukashenko (Belarus), Robert Kocharian (Armenia), the Ukrainian Prime Minister, Victor Yanukovich, the Ukrainian ex-President, Leonid Kuchma, the Prime Minister of Tajikistan government, Akil Akilov, the Latvian actual and former Presidents, Valdas Adamkus and Algirdas Brazauskas, the Estonian President, Toomas Khendrik Ilves, the Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan, Almazbek Atambayev, and the chairman of the Georgian parliament, Nino Burjanadzeh, were in attendance.
The European Commission is represented by the European Commissioner on Foreign Relations and European Neighbourhood Policy, Benita Ferrero Valdner. The ceremony was also attended by the former United States Presidents Bill Clinton and Sr. George Bush , President of Germany, Horst Keler, the Duke of York Andrew (Great Britain), Foreign Minister of France, Philip Dust-Blazi, ex-Premier of Italy, Julio Andreotty, ex-Presidents of Finland, Mauno Koyvisto, Bulgaria, Jelu Jelev, Polsha, Lev Kaczinsky, and others dignitaries
The 76-year Boris Yeltsin passed away in Moscow from a heart attack. Today has been announced the Day of Mourning in the Russian Federation.