The funeral was held in the Temple of the Great Ascension on Nikitskaya Street.
According to RIA Novosti, many personalities of culture and art, relatives and friends of the deceased came to say goodbye to Eduard Nikolayevich.
Among those who attended the ceremony were the head of the Russian Ministry of Culture Olga Lyubimova, the special representative of the President of the Russian Federation for international cultural relations Mikhail Shvydkoy, presidential aide Vladimir Medinsky, actor Sergei Shakurov , the presenter Yuri Nikolaev, the director Nikita. Mikhalkov and actress Tatyana Mikhalkova with her son Artem Mikhalkov, her daughters Anna and Hope, as well as other famous people.
The coffin was carried out of the temple, followed by applause. Today the Labor Hero of Russia and the People’s Artist of the Russian Federation will be buried at the Vagankovsky cemetery.
Eduard Artemiev died on December 29 at the age of 85 in intensive care, where he was taken in early December.