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The President expressed his condolences to the family of the writer, in a sign of mourning and respect tsyety laid the coffin of the writer, reports Tass.
According to the presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov, Putin genuinely experiencing the death of the writer, because he was well acquainted with him. “The president is a fan of creative talent Valentin Rasputin and will always remember the profound long conversations with him” , – said Sands.
Two years ago, handing the writer state award for outstanding achievements in the field of Humanitarian Affairs, Putin stressed that the “novels and stories Valentin Rasputin – a revelation about the nature of the Russian people “. “In his work, he always rises to the worldview of vertices returns true meaning of concepts such as homeland, memory, conscience, compassion, patriotism,” – said Putin. He added that the fate of the heroes of Rasputin hit.
The writer, winner of the State Prize of the USSR and the Russian Federation Valentin Rasputin died on March 14 on the eve of its 78th anniversary in a Moscow clinic. Writer buried on March 19 in the territory of Monastery of the Sign in Irkutsk.
After parting body of letters delivered to Irkutsk where on Thursday he will be buried in the territory of the Sign of the monastery. In his will, Rasputin asked to be buried in Irkutsk, next to her daughter, who died in a plane crash in 2006.
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