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Russia: Archive footage shows Russia's 'Red Army Choir' performing in Moscow01:18

Russia: Archive footage shows Russia's 'Red Army Choir' performing in Moscow

Russian Federation, Moscow
December 25, 2016 at 18:35 GMT -00:00 · Published

Archive footage released on Sunday shows members of the Alexandrov Ensemble performing in Moscow during the Spring of 2016. Sixty four members of the Russian military choir were on board the Tu-154 aircraft that crashed in the Black Sea earlier in the day.

The Tu-154 aircraft was bound for Hmeimim airbase, in Syria's Latakia province, carrying the official army choir of the Russian armed forces, the Alexandrov Ensemble, also known as the Red Army Choir. The musicians on board were due to take part in a New Year's performance. The plane crashed just 20 minutes after take-off, from Sochi, early on Sunday.

The Tu-154 plane was carrying 92 people, including 84 passengers and eight crew members. According to the MoD, no survivors have been found at the crash site, while ten bodies have been recovered so far.

Russia: Archive footage shows Russia's 'Red Army Choir' performing in Moscow01:18
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Archive footage released on Sunday shows members of the Alexandrov Ensemble performing in Moscow during the Spring of 2016. Sixty four members of the Russian military choir were on board the Tu-154 aircraft that crashed in the Black Sea earlier in the day.

The Tu-154 aircraft was bound for Hmeimim airbase, in Syria's Latakia province, carrying the official army choir of the Russian armed forces, the Alexandrov Ensemble, also known as the Red Army Choir. The musicians on board were due to take part in a New Year's performance. The plane crashed just 20 minutes after take-off, from Sochi, early on Sunday.

The Tu-154 plane was carrying 92 people, including 84 passengers and eight crew members. According to the MoD, no survivors have been found at the crash site, while ten bodies have been recovered so far.

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