Russian political elite mourn Primakov, remember him for standing up to the West

June 29, 2015 9:23 AM

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Russian political elite mourn Primakov, remember him for standing up to the West

Honor guards march during a civil funeral of former Russian Prime Minister Yevgeny Primakov, in Moscow's House of Unions, Russia, Monday, June 29, 2015. Primakov, whose career included journalism, diplomacy and spycraft, died at age 85. The Kremlin said Friday that President Vladimir Putin offered condolences to Primakov’s family. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko) (The Associated Press)

Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, center, walks after he paid last respect during a civil funeral of former Russian Prime Minister Yevgeny Primakov, in Moscow's House of Unions, Russia, Monday, June 29, 2015. Primakov, whose career included journalism, diplomacy and spycraft, died at age 85...

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