The funeral by Yevgeny Yevtushenko is scheduled for April 12. This was reported TASS the friend of the family of the poet Mikhail Morgulis.
«Initially we planned the funeral on 9 April, but since it is Sunday and also the occasion, palm Sunday, we decided to postpone the farewell to Eugene and the funeral on 12 April,» said Morgulis.
According to him, a memorial service will be held in Moscow in the House of writers, and Yevtushenko will be buried in suburban Peredelkino. Farewell and funeral is planned for one day.
In the United States farewell to the poet will be held on 5 April. «The funeral service in the Church of the University of Tulsa (Oklahoma) and farewell will be held on Wednesday at 17:00 local time,» said Morgulis.
A separate farewell ceremony with Yevhen Yevtushenko is scheduled on that day and in the building of the University, where the poet taught since 1992. Then the body will be brought to Russia, said the Agency interlocutor.