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Russia: Russians mourn activist Elizaveta 'Doctor Liza' Glinka after Tu-154 crash01:58

Russia: Russians mourn activist Elizaveta 'Doctor Liza' Glinka after Tu-154 crash

Russian Federation, Moscow
December 26, 2016 at 19:27 GMT -00:00 · Published

Dozens of people were seen bringing flowers and candles to the doors of the 'Fair Help' fund in Moscow, Monday, to commemorate its head, Elizaveta Glinka, died in the Tu-154 plane crash in the Black Sea.

Elizaveta Glinka, known in Russia as 'Doctor Liza' was also on board the aircraft, accompanying a group of humanitarians delivering aid to Latakia. Doctor Liza was a public figure and human rights activist, doctor-resuscitator and director of a 'Fair Help' charity fund known for helping many children with severe diseases and for active fundraising.

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 several minutes after take-off, from Sochi, early on Sunday.

The aircraft was carrying 92 people, including 84 passengers and eight crew members. According to the MoD, no survivors have been found at the crash site.

Monday has been announced as a day of mourning in Russia.

Russia: Russians mourn activist Elizaveta 'Doctor Liza' Glinka after Tu-154 crash01:58
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Dozens of people were seen bringing flowers and candles to the doors of the 'Fair Help' fund in Moscow, Monday, to commemorate its head, Elizaveta Glinka, died in the Tu-154 plane crash in the Black Sea.

Elizaveta Glinka, known in Russia as 'Doctor Liza' was also on board the aircraft, accompanying a group of humanitarians delivering aid to Latakia. Doctor Liza was a public figure and human rights activist, doctor-resuscitator and director of a 'Fair Help' charity fund known for helping many children with severe diseases and for active fundraising.

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 several minutes after take-off, from Sochi, early on Sunday.

The aircraft was carrying 92 people, including 84 passengers and eight crew members. According to the MoD, no survivors have been found at the crash site.

Monday has been announced as a day of mourning in Russia.

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