The ceremony lasted more than four hours, the director was seen off with a long standing ovation.

The head of the Moscow Department of Culture Alexander Kibovsky, the head of the Moscow City Duma Commission on Culture and Mass Communications Yevgeny Gerasimov, General Director of the Bolshoi Theater Vladimir Urin and Artistic Director of the Russian Youth Theater Alexei Borodin came to say goodbye to Viktyuk.

The funeral of the director is planned to be held in his homeland, in Lviv.

Viktyuk died on November 17 at the age of 84.

At the end of October, he was hospitalized with a coronavirus infection.

In the theater of Roman Viktyuk, the cause of his death was called thromboembolism.

Actress and director Svetlana Druzhinina in an interview with the TV channel "360" expressed condolences in connection with the death of Viktyuk.