A Kogalymavia Airbus A321 passenger airliner, with 217 passengers and seven crew members on board, crashed in the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt on October 31, 2015, leaving no survivors. Flight 9268, en route to St. Petersburg from the resort city of Sharm El-Sheikh, disappeared from radars 23 minutes after takeoff. The Sinai aircrash became the deadliest air accident in the history of Russian aviation, surpassing the 1985 disaster in Uzbekistan, where 200 people died.
The Russian A321 plane crash in Egypt has not negatively affected the relations and economic cooperation between the two countries, Egyptian Minister of Industry and Foreign Trade Tarek Kabil said Tuesday.
The Kremlin has declined to comment on media reports alleging the existence of a Turkish lead in the investigation into the downing of the Russian Airbus A321 passenger plane in Egypt in October.
Turkish radical nationalist organization Grey Wolves has been linked to Daesh and could have participated in the downing of the Russian A321 flight over Sinai that killed all 224 people on board, according to the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB).
An Egyptian Civil Aviation Ministry source said no EgyptAir employee had been arrested on suspicion of participating in the A321 terrorist attack over the Sinai Peninsula.
The Russian security services denied recent reports of a Sharm el-Sheikh airport employee being responsible for the Russian A321 plane crash in Egypt, adviser of the National Anti-Terrorism Committee's (NAC) chairman said Friday.
A mechanic, two airport policemen, and a baggage handler were reportedly detained on suspicion they collaborated in bringing a bomb on board the Russian A321 passenger jet.
Security issues must be solved for the resumption of flights between Russia and Egypt and this work is currently being conducted, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Thursday.
The Russian authorities are not currently discussing the resumption of flights between Russia and Egypt, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Olga Golodets said on Friday.
Twitter does not plan to block the account of the French Charlie Hebdo satirical magazine on the territory of Russia, the Izvestia newspaper reports.
Some 100 relatives of the A321 passenger jet crash victims have prepared a class-action lawsuit to the New York Court against the US leasing company International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC), from which the Russian Kogalymavia airline rented the airbus, the Russian Izvestia newspaper reported Monday.
A plastic explosive could have brought down the Russian airliner that crashed in October over the Egyptian desert killing all 224 people on board, a source in Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) told a local newspaper on Tuesday.
Russian Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov on Monday said special services believe the reason for the A321 passenger plane crash over Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula on October 31 that killed all 224 people on board was a terrorist act, thus refuting Cairo’s preliminary report that was released earlier in the day.
The preliminary report on the A321 crash over Sinai found no evidence of terrorism.
Memorial services for the victims of the Russian A321 airliner crash in Egypt will be held in Moscow and St. Petersburg on Wednesday, which is the 40th day since the tragedy, an important date for Orthodox Christians.
The Russian-owned airline Kogalymavia plans to claim compensation from Egypt following the crash of its A321 passenger plane over the Sinai Peninsula in late October, the owner of the Russian airline, Ismail Lepiyev, said on Monday.
Paris and Moscow managed to smooth down the differences concerning the Syrian issue, according to the French Foreign Ministry.
Egypt's Minister of Civil Aviation Mohamed Hossam Kamal informed Russia on the interim results of the ongoing investigation into the causes of the Russian A321 plane crash in the Sinai Peninsula, Russian Investigative Committee spokesman Vladimir Markin said Tuesday.
The downing of the Russian airliner in Egypt shows that Russia stands high on the list of targets of terror attacks by Islamic State (IS, ISIL) militants, US President Barack Obama said Sunday.
A senior Russian diplomat said that Moscow and London are holding constant dialogue on the circumstances of the Russian A321 plane crash in Egypt.
The efforts to boost security systems in the Egyptian airports come after a Russian Airbus A321 with 224 people aboard crashed on October 31 over Sinai, leaving no survivors. The Russian Security Service confirmed that the detonation of a home-made explosive device was the cause of the crash.
Over two thirds of Russians answering a survey consider the suspension of flights to Egypt to be the correct decision, according to a poll released Thursday.