A ceremony was held at the ministry building in the capital Moscow for Russian Emergency Minister Yevgeniy Zinichev, who lost his life during the exercise. Zinichev’s relatives, who attended the ceremony, accepted their condolences.
However, the most significant part of the ceremony was, of course, Russian President Vladimir Putin. The loss of Zinichev, who worked with him for years and was also a close friend, almost destroyed Putin, known for his tough temper.
When these images of Putin, who prayed in front of Zinichev’s coffin, then leaned over the coffin and bade farewell to his friend, these images of Putin were on the world’s agenda when they were first released. disseminated by news agencies.
Prime Minister Mikhail Mishoustine, along with Kremlin spokesman Dmitriy Peskov and Interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev attended the funeral, which took place in a homely atmosphere.
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Putin, who held the hand of Natalia Zinicheva, who was sitting next to him during the ceremony, and comforted him from time to time, could not hide that he had been seriously injured by the sudden death of one of his closest names for almost half a century.
In a statement after Zinishev’s death, Putin said the loss was an irreparable injury to him and that he was deeply shaken.
“We have lost a real war officer, a comrade, a person close to all of us who had great inner strength and great courage. It is an irreparable personal loss for me. We were bound by years of common work and I always thank Yevgeny Nikolayevich, even in the most difficult situations I knew he could be trusted as a loyal friend and a high level professional, ”said Putin, honoring his hapless friend with these words.
Yevgeny Zinichev, who died during an exercise, became the highest government official in the country’s history to be killed in an accident.