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Inna Churikova’s son and husband knelt before her coffin.

Date: May 31, 2023 Time: 07:08:49

In Moscow, he said goodbye to Inna Churikova.

Photo: Ivan MAKEEV

The farewell ceremony of the People’s Artist of the USSR began at 11.00 in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior. In the morning, ordinary people, in love with the acting talent of Inna Churikova, came to the gates of the temple. Fans of the actress came long before the start, as did the journalists who lined up in advance with cameras near the fence.

Valentina Matvienko

Photo: Ivan MAKEEV

Initially, it was reported that the farewell to Inna Churikova would take place in her native Lenkom, the theater in which she performed for almost half a century. But on Saturday night, her relatives refuse to hold her civil funeral. Since it was possible to hold a funeral in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, the farewell ceremony was also moved there.

“In accordance with the decision of the family of the People’s Artist of the USSR Inna Mikhailovna Churikova, the farewell ceremony has been moved to the Cathedral of Christ the Savior and will take place in the Upper Church of the Temple on January 17 at 11: 00. There will be no civil memorial service at the theater. Inna Mikhailovna Churikova will be buried at the Novodevichy cemetery, ”such an announcement hangs on the gates of Lenkom. The posters were removed from the front of the theater, the performance of the night was cancelled.

Inna Churikova’s colleagues came to the temple. The boundary of the church is bordered with wreaths. In the center is a huge portrait of the young Inna Churikova.

The first to say goodbye were members of her family: her husband, the director Gleb Panfilov and their son Ivan. The public, if it is appropriate to say so, reached out to them and expressed their condolences.

88-year-old Gleb Panfilov accepted them with courage and restraint.

One of the first to appear in the church was Inna Churikova’s colleague, actor Viktor Rakov, Andrey Sokolov, chief director of Lenkom Alexei Frandetti, deputy of the Moscow City Duma, actors Yevgeny Mironov, Alexandra Zakharova, Sergei Garmash…

Actress Liya Akhedzhakova

Photo: Ivan MAKEEV

Yevgeny Gerasimov, Spokesperson of the Federation Council of the Russian Federation Valentina Matvienko… Nikolai Karachentsov’s widow Lyudmila Porgina and actress Liya Akhedzhakova came to say goodbye to Inna Mikhailovna. They were friends. VIPs go through the service entrance and stand separately, to the right of the altar. Lenkom people are standing there.

Service in progress…

Widow of Nikolai Karachentsov Lyudmila Porgina

Photo: Ivan MAKEEV

At some point, the son Ivan and the husband of Inna Churikova, Gleb Panfilov, came to the coffin and knelt down. It was a contained masculine pain. From the side, it looked like Ivan was quietly saying something to his mother. Some very important words that, perhaps, I did not have time to pronounce in life.

Inna Churikova’s son and husband knelt before her coffin.

Photo: Ivan MAKEEV

After the farewell in the temple, the funeral procession will go to the Novodevichy cemetery. Inna Churikova will be buried next to Vasily Lanov and Vladimir Menshov. On the same site along the central alley is the grave of Mark Zakharov. Beloved director Inna Churikova, with whom he has worked for more than 40 years. It was he who invited her to Lenkom.

Inna Churikova passed away at the Botkin hospital on Saturday, January 14. She was 79 years old. Official cause of death: cardiac arrest.

Puck Henry
Puck Henry
Puck Henry is an editor for ePrimefeed covering all types of news.

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