The coffin with the body of the late N. but. USSR, the chief director of the Vakhtangov Theater R. N. Simonov on the stage of the theater. In the guard of honor at the coffin, 1st Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Armenia A.E. Kochinyan, aircraft designer A.I. Mikoyan, n. but. USSR Yu. A. Zavadsky, R. Ya. Plyatt, MI Zharov and others. Among the speakers at the civil funeral, Minister of Culture of the RSFSR K. A. Kuznetsov, Minister of Culture of the USSR E. A. Furtseva, n. but. USSR V.O. Toporkov. The funeral of R. N. Simonov at the Novodevichy cemetery.