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Lyudmila Zykina conducted by applause and song

July 3 2009

Darling of the public Lyudmila Zykina last farewell to a standing ovation and singing "Volga river flows." Crowd of thousands bade farewell to the People's Artist of USSR, about five o'clock in the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall.

After the ceremony, the coffin was closed and carried to the street to a funeral car delivered to Christ the Saviour Cathedral, where funeral service will be held tomorrow. Before the grave chorus artists Pyatnitsky in which Zykina began her singing career, carried her portrait, and orders on a velvet cushion. And for another 10-15 minutes, a crowd of fans, who did not go to the gym for the funeral, applauded and shouted actress "Bravo!".

The funeral procession moved at slow speed along Tverskaya Street. Despite the fact that the exit to Tverskaya Street from the Hall of the Tchaikovsky was closed, some still managed to come to pass and accompanied the procession, constantly applauding. Many of those who defended many hours queuing up to lay flowers at his grave, but could not do it, went to Christ the Saviour Cathedral, where up to 12.00 on Saturday will probably say goodbye to an actress.

At noon, the funeral service will begin, which will make Bishop Mercurius. After this procession with the body of the singer went to the Novodevichy cemetery, where the funeral will be held, to attend which will be only with the permission of relatives Zykina. The singer died on Wednesday at a 81-year life. The cause of her death was cardiovascular failure.

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