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    Russia's Worst Air Accident: A321 Crashes in Sinai (273)
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    The Russian Embassy in the United States, Washington opened a condolence book to honor the memory of those killed in the Airbus-321 crash in the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt, an embassy's representative told RIA Novosti on Monday.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — On Saturday, the Russian airliner, carrying 217 passengers and seven crew members crashed in the Sinai Peninsula en route from the Egyptian resort city of Sharm El-Sheikh to St. Petersburg. All people on board, including 25 children, were confirmed dead by Russian and Egyptian authorities.

    "Anyone who wants can leave his note. The diplomats will be on duty, and they will the see the people off to the right direction," the representative said.

    The book will be available on Monday and Tuesday, according to the embassy.

    The embassy has previously received condolences via emails, mostly form "ordinary US citizens," the representative said.

    On Sunday, a requiem for the crash victims was served in the Russian Orthodox Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Washington.

    The condolence books have also been opened in a number of the Russian Embassies in the EU member states, including the United Kingdom and Belgium, as well as by the Delegation of the European Union to Russia.

    The Kogalymavia airliner's crash has become the deadliest air accident in the history of Russian aviation.

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    Russia's Worst Air Accident: A321 Crashes in Sinai (273)

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