In Russia the mourning is declared in connection with the crash of the Russian plane in Egypt, the victims of which were all were in the salon 224 people. Throughout the country, half-mast flags, cultural institutions and television canceled entertainment events, and transmission.
The Airbus-321 of airline "Kogalymavia" which carried out flight 9268 Sharm El-Sheikh - St. Petersburg, began the flight from Egypt in the 6. 51 (GMT) and disappeared from radar screens after 23 minutes. There were 217 passengers and 7 crew members. According to the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Egypt, the crash no one survived.
the last time national mourning was declared in Russia on 9 July 2012, after the death of 171 people in summary of floods in the Krasnodar region and 14 Russian pilgrims in bus crash in Ukraine.
1st channel on the First day of the weekend-changed the broadcasting network in connection with the tragedy. So, instead of repeating the show "the Voice" on the air was delivered to the film " Cold summer 53-go ".
TV channel " Russia 1 ", as told in the press service, the day of mourning on Sunday will leave on air all news programs and all-Russian open competition on television of young talents " the Blue bird ". The rest of the broadcast is the presentation of the historical series "Catherine" (12 episodes).
NTV on the First day of the weekend with a noon every hour on the hour came the special editions of " Today ". A Sunday afternoon instead of programs "Eat at home" with Julia Vysotsky, " First gear ", " holiday answer ", "let's Go eat" and "jeopardy" television channel will broadcast a four-part film " Migrating birds ".
REN TV has also organized Saturday special news. On the First day of the week in the evening, the channel offers a 1-St film-investigation about the tragedy in Egypt.
a day of mourning TV channels off the air advertising.
The Airbus-321 of airline "Kogalymavia" began the flight from Egypt in the 6. 51 (MSK) on the First day of the weekend-and disappeared from radar screens after 23 minutes. The wreckage was found in the center of the Sinai Peninsula. The President of Russia Vladimir Putin ordered to establish a state Commission in connection with the catastrophe of the plane "Kogalymavia" in Egypt. Minister of transport Maxim Sokolov said about the causes of the disaster will be possible to speak after carrying out an international investigation.
A source at the airport Sharm El-Sheikh first of said Fins news that the pilot of the Russian plane disappeared after takeoff requested to change route and land at the airport of Cairo. The reason for such a request could be technical problems about which said pilot, said the head of the Department. According to a source at the airport, Egyptian engineering service did not finish the aircraft, and the engineers of the Russian carrier.
Egyptian portal, however, said that the Russian plane crashed because of issues with engines, signs of missiles there." Was reported malfunctions in the engines and the loss of surveillance over the machine. The liner was moving at an altitude of 30 thousand feet, so the possibility of a terrorist act or of missiles launched from land, " the portal said citing an informed Source.
The Minister of transport has noticed that the reasons of the tragedy will be possible to speak only after conducting an international investigation, in which Moscow will take an active part.