A man is raising money to send him back to the US, back to the US, back to the USSR:
A Worcester community activist plans to start a campaign to raise money to send the body of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev to Russia for burial. Tsarnaevs body is at a Worcester funeral home, but funeral director Peter Stefan says he hasnt found a cemetery in Massachusetts willing to accept the remains.
Cambridge, where the Tsarnaev family lived, says it does not want the body.
William Breault tells The Telegram & Gazette he will announce the fund on Monday outside the Graham Putnam & Mahoney Funeral Parlors.
Breault says it costs from $3,000 to $7,000 to ship a body to Russia, where Tsarnaevs parents live. He says he will kick start the campaign with a $500 donation.
Stefan said Monday hes looking outside of Massachusetts and doesnt think Russia will take the body.
>>I don’t look at it as I’m helping his family, Mr. Breault said. I look at it as I’m helping the citizens of Boston, Worcester and this state move on from this problem.
Mr. Breault has also reached out to the office of U.S. Rep. James P. McGovern, D-Worcester, asking the congressman to contact U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry in this matter. Mr. Breault said as of Sunday he had not heard back from Mr. McGovern’s office.
I am prepared if we don’t hear from him to look for support from any congressman from any state, Mr. Breault said. We are in a unique situation where I feel the secretary of state can help assist us.
Mr. Breault said simply, We don’t want him buried here in the city.
Mr. Breault said rumors are flying about Mr. Tsarnaev’s body being buried at a location in Worcester.
Mr. Breault believes there won’t be any problems raising the money. If the fund raises more money than needed, the money will go to One Fund in Boston.
We will appeal to the residents of Worcester, Boston, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the nation to return his body to his Russian homeland, Mr. Breault said. My sympathy goes to the families of those that died, lost limbs and to the hundreds that were wounded.