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Medvedev arrives in tragedy-stricken Yaroslavl

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Russian President Dmitry Medvedev arrived in the city of Yaroslavl on the Volga River on Thursday, a day after a plane carrying a major ice hockey league team crashed there.

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev arrived in the city of Yaroslavl on the Volga River on Thursday, a day after a plane carrying a major ice hockey league team crashed there.

Medvedev was due to address an economic forum in the city but altered his schedule to visit the crash site.

Forty-three people - including all of Lokomotiv Yaroslavl players and coaches but one - were killed after the jet came down shortly after taking off from the city's Tunoshna airport on Wednesday.

Only two people, Russian player Alexander Galimov and a member of the crew, survived the crash and have been hospitalized in critical condition.

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