Source Pravda.Ru

Petty Officer Killed In Kursk Buried In Bashkiria

Petty Officer Fanis Ishmuratov, who died on the Kursk submarine, has been buried in his homeland of Bashkiria, in the area not far from the Urals. The funeral ceremony took place in the dead sailor's home village of Meryasovo on Monday. A wreath was laid on the submariner's grave by the Baimak town administration on behalf of the president of Bashkiria. Relatives, friends and fellow-countrymen came to pay their respects to him. Many kind-hearted words were said during the funeral tribute to the submariner. Petty Officer Fanis Ishmuratov was a technician of the Kursk's technical submarine group. At the time of the accident he and 8 other servicemen were in the seventh interior compartment.