Sunday, March 22, 2020

State Funerals in USSR and Soviet Belarus

A state funeral is a public funeral ceremony, observing the strict rules of protocol, held to honour people of national significance. State funerals usually include much pomp and ceremony as well as religious overtones and distinctive elements of military tradition. (Wikipedia)

Lenin's Funeral (1924)

Dzerzhinsky's Funeral (1926)

Kirov's Funeral (1934)

Kupala's Funeral (1942)

Kalinin's Funeral (1946)

Zhdanov's Funeral (1948)

Stalin's Funeral (1953)

Gagarin's Funeral (1968)

Masherov's Funeral (1980)

Brezhnev's Funeral (1982)

Andropov's Funeral (1984)

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