Russian burial

Published: Wednesday, Dec. 6 2000 12:00 a.m. MST

A Russian Orthodox priest conducts a funeral ceremony Tuesday east of Moscow for soldiers who died during the first Chechen war in 1994-96. The bodies have remained for years at a morgue in southern Russia because the government lacked funds for expensive genetic tests to identify them. The authorities have finally decided to bury the bodies.

Try out the new DeseretNews.com design!
try beta learn more
Get The Deseret News Everywhere