Russians buried the most beloved victim of their post-Soviet crime wave Saturday amid an outburst of politically charged grief and an open feud between President Boris N. Yeltsin and the mayor of Moscow over who is to blame.

After three days of mourning in which tens of thousands of people brought flowers to his coffin, slain television personality Vladislav Listyev was laid to rest in a Moscow cemetery beside a larger-than-life photograph of him in his spectacles and suspenders.Women pressed their lips against the black-framed picture. Men wept. First Deputy Prime Minister Oleg N. Soskovets railed against "barbarianism in our own home." A rock star urged people to stop paying taxes and spend the money to arm themselves.

Not since the 1989 death of Soviet dissident Andrei D. Sakharov have so many Russians mourned. Like his funeral, Saturday's had a somber undercurrent of popular protest - this time against the authorities' failure to stop crime. The television star was buried next to Vladimir Vysotsky, a Soviet-censored actor, poet and singer whose funeral in 1980 was also a display of mass discontent.

Listyev, 38, a witty, charismatic journalist and talk show host who was to have transformed the state-owned Ostankino network into Russian Public Television by April 1, was shot to death Wednesday night in the entryway of his Moscow apartment building.

He was the second high-profile journalist to be slain in Moscow in five months and the latest in a harrowing series of mob-related assassinations of wealthy business people, bankers, entertainers, sports figures and members of Parliament.

Police issued sketches of two suspects in the apparent contract killing.