Bout barred from calling out of US jail, meeting relatives for 2 months - lawyerWorld August 23, 4:57
Russia marking day of defeat of Nazi forces in world’s biggest-ever armor operationSociety & Culture August 23, 3:18
Ukrainian president briefs other Normandy Four leaders about his trip to DonbassWorld August 23, 2:23
Normandy Four leaders support expected ceasefire in Ukraine — KremlinRussian Politics & Diplomacy August 23, 0:27
Russia beggining development of response to new anti-Russian sanctions by USRussian Politics & Diplomacy August 22, 23:14
Investigators claim to have enough evidence to prove Serebrennikov guilty of fraudRussian Politics & Diplomacy August 22, 21:35
Washington tries to use events in Khan Shaykhun to justify its strike on Syria — MoscowRussian Politics & Diplomacy August 22, 21:31
Egypt to receive 15 Russian 'Alligator' helicopters in 2017Military & Defense August 22, 19:57
Christophe de Margerie LNG tanker covers Northern Sea Route in record 6.5 daysBusiness & Economy August 22, 19:32
PARIS, October 28. /TASS/. The CEO of France’s oil giant Total, Christophe de Margerie, killed in a jet crash at Moscow’s Vnukovo airport on October 20, was buried in a family vault at a private ceremony in Normandy, north-western France, on Tuesday.
The funeral service near the town of Saint-Pair-sur-Mer was attended by relatives and friends. “Some 200-250 people were present,” police said, adding that no incidents were reported during the ceremony.
On Monday, more than 1,700 people attended a public funeral service for de Margerie at Saint Sulpice cathedral — one of the most magnificent cathedrals in Paris. His widow, three grown-up children and grandchildren came to pay last respects to the great man.
French President Francois Hollande, Prime Minister Manuel Valls and Secretary General of the Elysee Palace Jean-Pierre Jouyet, high-ranking officials of the Total Corporation, Head of the International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde and managers of the biggest French companies attended a mourning ceremony for de Margerie.
Russia was represented at the ceremony by Russian ambassador to France Alexander Orlov and top managers of a number of Russian oil and gas corporations.
Russian President Vladimir Putin earlier said de Margerie had been a “true friend” of Russia.