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Russia: Moscow Mayor joins mourners outside Alexandrov Ensemble building02:21

Russia: Moscow Mayor joins mourners outside Alexandrov Ensemble building

Russian Federation, Moscow
December 26, 2016 at 12:35 GMT -00:00 · Published

Moscow residents and officials came to the Moscow Military Music School to commemorate the victims of TU-154 plane crash on Monday, December 26. Moscow's mayor Sergey Sobyanin was among the officials who attended the ceremony.

Musicians from the Russian Interior Ministry performed outside the building as people laid flowers. They played an adagio written by Lieutenant-General Valery Khalilov, the director of Alexandrov Ensemble. The orchestra's conductor was Igor Kanurin of the Moscow Police Band.

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.

According to the Russian Defence Ministry, no survivors have been found at the crash site and eleven bodies have been recovered so far.

Russia: Moscow Mayor joins mourners outside Alexandrov Ensemble building02:21
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Moscow residents and officials came to the Moscow Military Music School to commemorate the victims of TU-154 plane crash on Monday, December 26. Moscow's mayor Sergey Sobyanin was among the officials who attended the ceremony.

Musicians from the Russian Interior Ministry performed outside the building as people laid flowers. They played an adagio written by Lieutenant-General Valery Khalilov, the director of Alexandrov Ensemble. The orchestra's conductor was Igor Kanurin of the Moscow Police Band.

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.

According to the Russian Defence Ministry, no survivors have been found at the crash site and eleven bodies have been recovered so far.

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