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Russia: Sinai crash victims commemorated in St. Petersburg memorial02:27

Russia: Sinai crash victims commemorated in St. Petersburg memorial

Russian Federation, St Petersberg
March 12, 2016 at 17:49 GMT +00:00 · Published

Hundreds of mourners attended a memorial event in St. Petersburg on Saturday, dedicated to those who died in a passenger plane that downed over Sinai in October.

Mourners attended a memorial service at Peter and Paul Cathedral, where they lit candles and prayed for the victims of the crash. Afterwards, 224 balloons, representing the number of those who died, were released into the sky outside the cathedral. The relatives of the victims were also given forged cranes figures that were made by blacksmiths from 65 cities across the world.

On October 31 2015, Metrojet flight 7K9268 was heading to Saint Petersburg from Sharm el-Sheikh, when it crashed in Sinai around 23 minutes after take-off, killing everyone on board. There were a total of 224 people on board - 217 passengers, including 25 children, and seven crew members, with reports indicating that all but five passengers - four Ukrainians and one Belarusian - were Russian.

Russia: Sinai crash victims commemorated in St. Petersburg memorial02:27
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Hundreds of mourners attended a memorial event in St. Petersburg on Saturday, dedicated to those who died in a passenger plane that downed over Sinai in October.

Mourners attended a memorial service at Peter and Paul Cathedral, where they lit candles and prayed for the victims of the crash. Afterwards, 224 balloons, representing the number of those who died, were released into the sky outside the cathedral. The relatives of the victims were also given forged cranes figures that were made by blacksmiths from 65 cities across the world.

On October 31 2015, Metrojet flight 7K9268 was heading to Saint Petersburg from Sharm el-Sheikh, when it crashed in Sinai around 23 minutes after take-off, killing everyone on board. There were a total of 224 people on board - 217 passengers, including 25 children, and seven crew members, with reports indicating that all but five passengers - four Ukrainians and one Belarusian - were Russian.

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