Gallery: Funeral of Edgar Savisaar

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The funeral of former Estonian Prime Minister Edgar Savisaar took place on Thursday at the Estonia Concert Hall in Tallinn.

Savisaar's funeral began at 8.30 a.m. with a minute's silence at the Tallinn TV Tower.

Those wishing to pay their respects were able to do so from 9.15 a.m. at the Estonia Concert Hall. An online book of condolence is still available to sign here.

The funeral service at the Estonia Concert Hall startedat 11 a.m. and included music, speeches and a church service.

At 12 noon, the cortège moved from the Estonia Concert Hall to the burial site. A service was then be held in the courtyard of Toompea Castle and in front of the Tallinn city government building on Freedom Square (Vabaduse väljak).

Edgar Savisaar was a founding member of the Popular Front (Rahvarinne), Prime Minister of the Estonian SSR from 1990 to 1991 and the first Prime Minister of re-independent Estonia between 1991 and 1992. Savisaar, who later became Chair of the Center Party and Mayor of Tallinn, passed away on Thursday, December 29.


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Editor: Michael Cole

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