Senator Vadim Tyulpanov, who died April 4 of congestive heart failure, was buried Friday at Novodevichy cemetery in St. Petersburg, the press service of the Legislative Assembly of the city.
Tulips was Chairman of the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg from 2003 to 2011, and then became a Senator.
In the morning, in the Mariinsky Palace took place civil funeral. To say goodbye to starting from the nozzle came the Chairman of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko, Deputy Chairman of the state Duma Sergei Neverov, Minister of transport of the Russian Federation Maxim Sokolov, Governor of St. Petersburg Georgy Poltavchenko, the head of the Nenets Autonomous district Igor Koshin, and many others.
“It is a great sorrow to all who knew and loved Vadim Albertovich. He left in the Prime of life, full of new ideas, strength and energy. We have long worked together and acted as a team, did everything to raise St. Petersburg’s economy, improve the quality of life of citizens. It was a difficult time, but we always managed to find the right solution for any problem”, — said at the farewell ceremony Matvienko, whose words are reported.
St. Petersburg Governor noted that Tulip was an extraordinary man who did much for the city and the country. “He was able to find a common language with everyone, was open, gregarious, bright man,” — said Poltavchenko.
“Our city, our country suffered heavy loss. Prematurely gone from the life of a prominent politician, the man who stood at the origins of modern St. Petersburg parliamentarism. We lost a colleague, a friend, a companion. We all appreciated and respected him not only as a top-class professional, but also as a man, gifted with such excellent qualities as courtesy, kindness, responsiveness, intelligence,” — said the Chairman of the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg Vyacheslav Makarov.
Also received condolences from Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, State Duma Deputy Igor Divinsky, heads of legislative bodies of constituent entities of the Russian Federation, consular institutions in St. Petersburg.