Silently, the crowd walked behind the body Seryozha Avetisyan while being transported to the church of Surp Nshan to a cemetery in the second largest city of Armenia, still reeling from the massacre of January 12, attributed to a Russian soldier.
Christian priests sang songs for the child while he was buried next to his family. Hundreds of people threw handfuls of sand on his grave at the end of the ceremony in the presence of Armenian MPs and local government leaders.
Serzh Sargsyan did not attend the funeral. He had already been conspicuously absent when the six other members of the family were buried Avetisian on 15 January.
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