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People lay flowers in memory of dead in Russian jet crash

In Syria-Bound Russian Jet Crash, 92 Dead Include At Least 60 Red Army Choir Singers

President Vladimir Putin, speaking in St Petersburg, declared December 26 a national day of mourning. The jet, a Soviet-era Tupolev plane built in 1983, had been carrying 84 passengers and eight crew members. At least 60 were members of the Alexandrov Ensemble, better known internationally as the Red Army Choir, and were being flown out to Russia’s Hmeymim air base in Syria to entertain troops.

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