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Thursday, September 18, 2008

Russian Funeral

This is a video of a Russian funeral procession. The people are waiting for the coffin to be carried out of the house and they will then walk along the street, carrying the coffin with the lid off, to a vehicle that will take it to the cemetery for burial. The music is live and was picked up by our video camera. We shot this from our living room window. It is an old video which is why you see snow on the ground even though today is September 17.

video

2 comments:

Amrita said...

I am really fascinated by your blog and the glimpses of Russian life and culture.

The wedding and the funeral.

There are some similaries with our customs too.

Linda said...

The music sounds like something from the Godfather movie! Very interesting...thanks for sharing!