Currency converter
^
News Feed
News Search Topics
ОК
Use filter
You can filter your feed,
by choosing only interesting
sections.
Loading

Total boss Christophe de Margerie buried in Normandy

October 28, 2014, 14:45 UTC+3 PARIS
The funeral service near the town of Saint-Pair-sur-Mer was attended by some 250 relatives and friends
1 pages in this article
Funeral service at Saint Sulpice church in Paris, France, October 27, 2014

Funeral service at Saint Sulpice church in Paris, France, October 27, 2014

© AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere

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.

Show more
In other media
Реклама
Реклама