President of the Republic of Lithuania

Information for the media on the possibility to highlight the State Funeral of President Algirdas Mykolas Brazauskas

2010-06-28

Monday, June 28, Vilnius - Below is information for the media concerning coverage of the State Funeral of President Algirdas Mykolas Brazauskas.

29 June 2010, Tuesday

09:45- 10:30 Procession of the casket of the late President Algirdas Mykolas Brazauskas from Vilnius Antakalnis University Hospital to the Column Hall of the Presidential Palace (Presidential Palace, S. Daukanto a. 3)

Journalists should arrive at the second entrance (from the direction of the Lukoil petrol station) to the Vilnius Antakalnis University Hospital by 09.15.

Journalists who wish to cover the arrival of the catafalque carrying the casket of President Algirdas Mykolas Brazauskas should arrive at the Presidential Palace by 10.00 for a security check-up, and wait in the Press Centre. Photo and video opportunity will be given in the Courtyard  of the Presidential Palace.


10:00 -10:30 Solemn sitting of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania (Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania, Gedimino pr. 53)

11:40 Farewell to the late President Algirdas Mykolas Brazauskas by President of the Republic of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaitė, Speaker of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania Irena Degutienė, Prime Minister of the Republic of Lithuania Andrius Kubilius, and President Valdas Adamkus, in the Column Hall (photo and video opportunity at the places reserved for the media)

12:00 -13:00
Farewell to the late President by his fellow party members, signatories of the Independence Act, members of the first Government and the Government led by Algirdas Mykolas Brazauskas, advisors to President Brazauskas (photo and video opportunity at the places reserved for the media)

13:00-20:00 Farewell to the deceased by the public and organized groups (journalists who wish to cover the farewell should select either 13.00 or 16.00 as their working time and inform the Press Service of the President of the selected time beforehand)

30 June 2010, Wednesday

10:00-20:00 Farewell to the deceased by the public and organized groups, in the Column Hall. Journalists who wish to cover the farewell should select 10.00, 12.00 or 16.00 as their working time and inform the Press Service of the President of the selected time beforehand.

1 July 2010, Thursday


09:00-10:00
Holy Mass in Vilnius Cathedral (photo and video opportunity at the places reserved for the media)

11:00 Farewell to the deceased by heads of state, highest officials and diplomats of foreign states, in the Column Hall (photo and video opportunity at the places reserved for the media)

Journalists who wish to cover the farewell should arrive at the Presidential Palace by 10.30 for a security check-up, and wait in the Press Centre until escorted to the places reserved.

13:00 Farewell to the deceased by highest officials of the Republic of Lithuania, in the Column Hall (photo and video opportunity at the places reserved for the media)

13:15 Private farewell to the deceased by his family, in the Column Hall (no photo and video opportunity)

13:50 Carrying of the casket from the Column Hall, farewell by Honour Guards in the Courtyard of the Presidential Palace (photo and video opportunity at the places reserved for the media)

14:00
Start of the funeral procession to the Antakalnio Cemetery

15:00
Arrival of the funeral procession at the Antakalnio Cemetery, state funeral ceremony

(Journalists should arrive at the Antakalnio Cemetery by 14.00. After 14.00, movement in the Cemetery will be restricted)

N.B.: Accreditation cards may be collected at the Press Service of the President, at S. Daukanto a. 3, Vilnius, from 09.30, 29 June 2010, Tuesday)

Press Service of the President

Last updated 2010.06.28 17:58

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