In Sevastopol held a memorial service for those killed in the crash of the plane Tu-154 flying from Russia to Syria. With the words of sympathy was made by the administrator of the song and dance Ensemble of the black sea fleet Alexei Shevchenko.
“This suddenly cut short the life of each of them, I think that will remain very long time in the memory of those who they were close, and each inhabitant of Russia. Because it was, indeed, the best artists, best boys, best people. And personally I would like to Express condolences to the family of Anton Gubankova Nikolaevich and Oksana Batrutdinova because it is the people who really did a lot for culture, military culture,” said Shevchenko told reporters.
He added that in honor of the people killed in the crash, and Russian soldiers killed in Syria, it is planned to hold a big concert-Requiem. Shevchenko also expressed hope that the song and dance Ensemble of the Alexandrov will be able to recover.
Twenty-fifth of December the plane of the Ministry of defense fell into the Black sea a few minutes after departure from Sochi, where he was refueling. The Tu-154 was flying from Moscow to Syria. Onboard there were 92 persons, among whom were soldiers, the song and dance Ensemble of the Alexandrov, the head of the Fund “Fair aid” Elizaveta Glinka, head of Department of culture of the Ministry of defense of Russia Anton Gubankov, as well as nine journalists − employees of TV channels “Zvezda”, First and NTV.