Russia: Mourners gather in Moscow to pay respects to flight 7K9268 victims

Mourners came to the Siege of Leningrad memorial in Moscow to lay flowers and light candles in tribute to the victims of crashed Russian airbus flight 7K9268, Sunday. Kogalymavia (Metrojet) flight 7K9268 crashed in Sinai around 23 minutes after take-off. There were a total of 224 people on board - 217 passengers, including 25 children, and seven crew members, with reports indicating that all but five passengers - four Ukrainians and one Belarusian - were Russian. Russian and St. Petersburg flags, among others, flew at half-mast on government buildings and municipal facilities throughout St. Petersburg, Sunday, as President Vladimir Putin declared a day of national mourning following the crash.

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