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    Center, from left: Valentina Matviyenko, chairman of the Russian Federation Council, and Army General Sergei Shoigu, Russian defense minister, during the farewell ceremony for the victims of the Tu-154 crash over the Black Sea, at the Federal Military Memorial Cemetery in the Moscow region.

    Russian Officials Pay Last Respects to Tu-154 Black Sea Plane Crash Victims

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    Russian senior officials, including government members, Federation Council and State Duma lawmakers, paid their last respects on Monday to the victims of the deadly Tu-154 military plane crash in the Black Sea.

    MYTISHCHI (Moscow Region) (Sputnik) — Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, chairperson of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko, Transport Minister Maksim Sokolov, deputy chairperson of the Federation Council Yury Vorobiev, the General Staff of the country’s Armed Forces and State Duma lawmakers filled a mourning hall of the Federal Military Memorial Cemetery to say goodbye to the victims.

    On December 25, the Russian Defense Ministry's Tu-154 plane heading from Moscow to Syria crashed shortly after refueling and take-off from the Russian southern city of Adler, near Sochi.

    The plane was carrying 92 people, including eight crew members, 64 musicians of the Alexandrov Ensemble, nine reporters, head of Spravedlivaya Pomoshch (Fair Aid) charity Elizaveta Glinka, and two federal civil servants. None of them survived the crash.

     

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