Russian Funeral Business Goes Digital

By Oleg Reut

Reforming the funeral business in Russia

In February State Duma deputies intend to submit a bill on the funeral business in Russia and make funerals a public service, Vedomosti business daily reports. In the Soviet era, the state was responsible for all funerals, but this mortuary monopoly was abolished after the USSR’s collapse.

bird's eye view of the cemetary in Petrozavodsk
Сemetery in Petrozavodsk. October 2020. Photo by Andrew Cilikov.

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