WATCH as Sochi commemorates Tu-154 plane crash victims on one-year anniversary

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December 25, 2017 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos

SOCHI, Russia – Hundreds brought flowers and candles to the Sochi embankment on Monday, in remembrance of the victims the Tu-154 plane crash, one year after the disaster.

Sochi’s residents also held a one minute silence in memory of those who died.

The plane was carrying 92 people, including 84 passengers and eight crew members. The aircraft took off from Sochi 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, on December 25, 2016. 

The musicians on board were due to take part in a New Year’s performance.

Elizaveta Glinka, also known 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.

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