CCN (Crazy Cal News) - Russia will bury President Boris Yeltsin today. Many past and present officials will attend the funeral. From Britian former prime minister John Major will be at the funeral in a personal capacity while Prince Andrew will also be among those attending the services.
Past US presidents Bill Clinton and George Bush Senior, who both served in the White House during Mr. Yeltsin's tenure, are also expected to attend.
Mr Yeltsin, who promoted free speech and stood against hard line Communists, died of heart failure on Monday, at the age of 76.
Neither President George Bush, nor Prime Minister Tony Blair attended the funeral. President Bush remarked, "I need to stay here in Americuh and support the troops in Iraq. They need me here, and besides, daddy went in my place." Prime Minister Blair explained, "I have so much to do for the wedding, I really just don't have the time."