The farewell ceremony for the writer is held in a closed format at the Novodevichy Cemetery in Moscow.
The special representative of the President of Russia for international cultural cooperation Mikhail Shvydkoy, in a commentary to Zvezda, called the departure of Mikhail Zhvanetsky a huge loss for the whole country.
"Mikhail Mikhailovich has a wonderful phrase:" It's okay if they laugh at you, much worse when they cry over you. " Today, unfortunately, the day has come when we will cry and cry for several days, because he was a native of the whole country. It is no coincidence that his program was called "Country duty officer", but he was not just a duty officer, he was a relative of each of us, a very close person, "Shvydkoi said.
He stressed that Zhvanetsky "formulated what we were afraid to formulate for ourselves."
“He helped us to survive when it seemed impossible to survive. Mikhail Mikhailovich gave everyone a sense of humor, thanks to which everyone understood that we live in a country where you can live,”Shvydkoi noted.
The farewell ceremony for Mikhail Zhvanetsky takes place on November 9 at the Novodevichy Cemetery in Moscow. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the ceremony is held in a closed format.
The writer passed away at the age of 86 on Friday 6 November.