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Vladimir Putin expresses condolences over Bochkarev’s death

17:12 | 23.06.2016 | Society

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Penza, 23 June 2016. PenzaNews. The Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed his condolences over the death of the Penza ex-governor and Russian Federation Council member Vasily Bochkarev, who passed away at the age of 67 on Wednesday, June 22.

Vladimir Putin expresses condolences over Bochkarev’s death

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According to the head of state, Vasily Bochkarev was “a responsible politician and state servant, an honest, straightforward and well-meaning man, a true patriot and citizen.”

“He did very much for successful development of the Penza region, he earned respect and sincere trust of his compatriots. This is how he will remain in the memories of his family, friends, colleagues, all who knew and valued him,” says the letter sent by the Russian President.

Moreover, the Russian PM Dmitry Medvedev also expressed his condolences over the death of Vasily Bochkarev, the press service of the Penza region government informed PenzaNews.

According to unofficial reports, Vasily Bochkarev’s death was caused by lung cancer.

The funeral visitation will be held at “Penza” cinema and concert hall at 10.00-13.00 of Friday, June 24.

The former head of the region will be buried in the Novo-Zapadnoye cemetery.

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