Russia to bury slain ambassador Thursday: Kremlin

Andrei Karlov, Russia's late ambassador to Turkey, pictured in Ankara in June 2014President Vladimir Putin will attend as Russia buries slain ambassador Andrei Karlov on Thursday, the Kremlin said, days after he was gunned down in Ankara by a Turkish policeman. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov on Wednesday said Putin had decided to postpone his major annual press conference scheduled for the same day to Friday in order to attend the farewell events for Karlov. Veteran diplomat Karlov was shot nine times in the back by off-duty Turkish policeman Mevlut Mert Altintas at the art gallery opening of a show of Russian photography on Monday.

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