Alexandrov Ensemble choir AKA the Red Army choir perishes in a plane crash
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Alexandrov Ensemble choir AKA the Red Army choir perishes in a plane crash
Russian military plane crashes in Black Sea near Sochi

A Russian military plane with 92 people on board has crashed into the Black Sea, Russia's defence ministry says.

The plane disappeared from radar two minutes after taking off from the resort of Sochi at 05:25 (02:25 GMT). Debris and one body have been found, with no reports of any survivors.

The defence ministry said the Tu-154 was carrying soldiers, 64 members of the famed Alexandrov military music ensemble, and nine reporters.

It was flying to Latakia in Syria.

The flight originated in Moscow and had landed at Adler airport in Sochi for refuelling.

The defence ministry said in a statement: "Fragments of the Tu-154 plane of the Russian defence ministry were found 1.5km (one mile) from the Black Sea coast of the city of Sochi at a depth of 50 to 70m (165-230ft)."

Quote:Who are the Alexandrov Ensemble?

Alexandrov Ensemble is the official choir of the Russian armed forces
It was founded in 1928 during the Soviet era
The group also includes an orchestra and dancers
It takes its name from its first director, Alexander Vasilyevich Alexandrov, who wrote the music to the national anthem of the Soviet Union
Holds the right to use the term Red Army Choir, although the interior ministry's MVD Ensemble also uses it

An audio recording played on Russian media and said to be of the final conversation between air traffic controllers and the plane reveals no sign of any difficulties being faced by the crew.

Voices remain calm until the plane disappears and the controllers try in vain to re-establish contact.

Reports from the area said flying conditions were favourable.

President Vladimir Putin has ordered a state commission to look into the crash and sent his condolences to the families and friends of the victims.











Tragic. How will the Commienazis cope? cry
2016 Dec 25 10:38
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[CIA conspiracy intensifies]
2016 Dec 25 17:43
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A really tragical day for Russia. My conspiratorial mind won't give me peace about the strangeness of the incident, but sadly things like that happen, I guess. Some of my nation's brightest, most talented and good-hearted people died today. I felt quite sad throughout the day, to be honest. God save their souls.

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2016 Dec 25 20:30
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Slightly more appropriate as an eulogy:





Not in haunts of marble chill,
Temples drear where ancients trod,—
Nay, in oaks on woody hill
Lives and moves the German God.

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