"Mourning commission" was the name of the organization founded according to a decree of Peter the Great. Its duty was to organize the
imperial burial ceremonies.
The organization dealing with burial ceremony on July, 17, 1998 is called "The City burial commission". The governor of Saint Petersburg heads this commission. But now there is one month before the burial ceremony will take place and the status of this commission is growing. The government of Russia is ready to sign the document according to which the commission becomes governmental, Deputy Prime Minister Boris Nemtsov is appointed the head of this commission and the governor of Saint Petersburg Vladimir Yakovlev is appointed his deputy.
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