23 July 2018

Day of Mourning for Russia plane crash victims

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Muscovites laid floral tributes at the headquarters of the famed Alexandrov Ensemble choir on Sunday, after at least 60 of its members were killed in the crash of a Russian military plane en route to Syria. reports that, they had been heading to a Russian air base in Latakia to entertain troops in the run-up to the New Year.

All 92 people on board the Soviet-era Tupolev plane died early on Monday morning when it crashed into the Black Sea, shortly after taking off from Sochi.

Founded in 1928, The Alexandrov Ensemble, better known internationally as the Red Army Choir,
was a symbol of Russia, performing not only in war zones but also to music lovers at concert halls across the world.

2016.12.25 / 23:56
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