Terrible Tragedy – Russian Military Plane Crashes Into Black Sea, 92 Lost Including Red Army Choir…

A Russian Defense Ministry Tu-154 plane heading from Moscow to Syria crashed on Sunday morning near the Russian Black Sea resort city of Sochi. All 92 passengers are considered dead, including 64 members of the Red Army Choir.

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(Via Daily Mail) The Tu-154 model plane, which belonged to the Russian defence ministry, crashed two minutes after leaving the southern city of Adler at 5.40am (2.40am GMT). There were no survivors.

The military plane was carrying soldiers, reporters and 64 members of the famed Alexandrov military music ensemble who were to perform for Russian troops in Syria as part of New Year celebrations. (read more)

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(Via AP) […] “It’s difficult to grasp the scale of that tragedy,” Moscow city’s culture department head Alexander Kibovsky said in televised remarks. “They were raising pride for our culture, our country, across the entire world.”

As word of the crash spread Sunday, people placed bouquets of flowers outside the ensemble’s Moscow headquarters.

“We all loved this ensemble,” said Moscow resident Mark Novikov. “We valued it. They are our brothers, our friends, our colleagues.”

The 186-member ensemble includes a band and a dancing troupe along with the choir that had about 70 singers. Viktor Yeliseyev, head of the rival choir of the Russian National Guard, said most of the Alexandrov Ensemble’s singers were on the plane. (read more)

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(Via Sputnik) […] Among 92 people on board was Dr. Elizaveta Glinka, or Dr. Lisa, a well-known charity activist who helped evacuate many children wounded during the Ukrainian conflict.

Dr. Lisa was the head of Fair Aid, a charity fund which provides support and medical assistance to terminally ill cancer patients. Since the start of the military conflict in Ukraine, she also dedicated herself to rescuing sick and injured Ukrainian children from the war zone. Representatives of the Fair Aid fund confirmed that Dr. Lisa was flying to Syria on the Russian Ministry of Defense plane to deliver humanitarian aid to a local hospital, although they added that they have no information related to the plane crash. (read more)

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74 Responses to Terrible Tragedy – Russian Military Plane Crashes Into Black Sea, 92 Lost Including Red Army Choir…

  1. sundance says:

    Liked by 6 people

  2. Kevin Sherlock says:

    God rest the souls of those people and succor their loved ones thru this time of tragedy.

    And if Islamists were involved, may they receive a foretaste of Hell in this life!

    The filthy Turks need to be thrown out of Constantinople and the Russians should run it for Orthodox Christianity again. Knock down the minarets at Hagia Sofia and scrub the Islamic filth from inside that holy place, defiled since 1453.

    The Russians and Americans share common enemies — the leaders of China, and Islam.

    Liked by 25 people

  3. uc i says:

    So many broken hearts and dreams.

    May we remember how exquisitely precious life is.

    Through darkness and danger,
    may we lift hearts and build dreams.

    May love light all our days.

    Christmas, 2016, 2:00pm

    Liked by 21 people

  4. zephyrbreeze says:

    I hope the US-sponsored Islamist rebels weren’t involved.

    Liked by 6 people

    • SSI01 says:

      They rival anything the Mormon Tabernacle Choir does, or the Robert Shaw Chorale used to do. Magnificent. Such a loss.

      Liked by 21 people

      • seabrznsun says:

        And their patriotic fervor is apparent.

        Liked by 9 people

        • WSB says:

          Russian men’s choirs are a unique gift.

          I happened to be in the grand hall of the Metropolitan Museum of Art one afternoon when a choir such as this started singing. I have a history of participating in choirs, as do my parents, but was completely blown away by the brilliance of what I heard.

          What a loss for Russia and the world.

          Liked by 6 people

          • seabrznsun says:

            I can imagine the thrill that must have been to be at the MMA and have the additional pleasure of hearing such great voices! To be able to sing in a choir would be such great fun. Musical talent, especially voice, is indeed a wonderful gift. I can’t carry a tune on a portable radio WSB, but I sing anyway.
            It is an irreplaceable loss for the Russian people. I’m sure all who loved them are crushed.

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    • Jedi9 says:

      After watching this I can’t help but remark on Russia’s cultural evolution. A lot of great composers came from Russia, and it’s rich tapestry of the performing arts over several hundreds of years are a testament to the Russian people’s expression in them. Truly inspiring! Finally, the most profound aspect of Russia’s history is communism itself, for it was not the people who conceived of it, but the aristocrats who sought to undermine it’s freedoms of the commoner. The irony of it, that the same can be said today of the Globalist’s Elites. AKA, Obama, Kerry, Clinton, Bush etc. etc, it’s just under a different guise, but the objective remains the same. Prayers to all the families affected by this tragedy, Godspeed!

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  5. May the good Lord have mercy on the Russian families impacted by this horrible tragedy.

    Liked by 17 people

  6. Trumpstumper says:

    Holy Comforter, please come to the family and friends of the fallen. As they grieve, envelope them in Your Peace, which passes all understanding. This is my prayer.

    Liked by 14 people

  7. don welch says:

    trump could have invited them to the inauguration.

    Liked by 2 people

  8. I wonder if Obama was behind this with Turks and Muslim brotherhood!

    Liked by 10 people

    • singingsoul says:

      codasouthtexas

      That was my first thought…:(

      Liked by 4 people

      • Remington says:

        My thoughts as well. If /when Putin does the root cause” analysis, and the plane was brought down by a MANPAD. A MANPAD tracked back to Libya…Operation Zero Footprint, both the taupe dope and PIAPS had better watch their six.

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    • One certainly does wonder these things in these times, and if his globalist puppet masters told him to make the calls, I’ve no doubt he would make them. We’ve seen the mess he and krooked killery, et al have made in the last few years…

      Liked by 3 people

    • Rurik says:

      Keep John Brennan in mind. And his current sympathies and job.

      Liked by 3 people

    • Sunshine says:

      It does follow Putin’s letter of Best Wishes to DJT in which the words ”His Excellency” humiliated Obama. Very strange coincidence. I sense sabotage of the aircraft although the craft in question is very advanced in years.

      I join everybody in expressing deep sadness for all involved. It is indeed a terrible tragedy.

      Liked by 2 people

    • PatriotKate says:

      There have been multiple attempts in the past few years to provoke Putin. Multiple plane crashes, the deaths of Ambassadors. Classic attempts to provoke the people into supporting a war footing.

      I lay this at the feet of Obama, et al who appear to be trying to provoke Russia into starting WWIII before O leaves office. Thank God that President Putin shows tremendous restraint and knows we are less than a month from a President Trump and a new relationship with Russia.

      Wag the Dog.

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    • Eliza says:

      I’ve also wondered about this, trying to start something with Russia.

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    • Jimmy Jack says:

      That was my first thought and gut reaction.

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    • skyborn78 says:

      It is easy to beleive that this was not an accident. The personall onboard were not the average Russian goin to visit relatives. Did some hate filled enemy of humanity and freedom get what he (or she) wanted with the deaths of these great people? It staggers the mind to see the sheer hatred of liberalism, Islam, and other brainwashed ideologies that view freedom as some kind of outdated relic from a different era. Things will improve under the leadership of Donald, but not until the return of the King of Kings and the Prince of Peace will this kind of hatred be bansihed from the earth. May it be soon.

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  9. THE MAD RUSSIAN says:

    God Bless Them All!

    Liked by 6 people

  10. It’s terrible terrible thing for Putin! So many good people lost at one time tragedy! Prayers to the families of the victims! Very sad!

    Liked by 7 people

  11. Sharon says:

    My husband and I heard the Red Army Chorus in concert in Minnesota about eight years ago.

    In addition to singing Russian classics and folk music, they performed the class dances (that look impossible to do – much less being done by men in their adult years).

    For their closing number they sang God Bless America – one time through presenting it to the audience – and then inviting the American audience to stand and sing. As they were singing it through (just them) how badly we, the audience, were itching to sing it ourselves ( it is our song after all ). We were so glad when they invited us to sing with them the second time through, There was much appreciation on both sides as we sang together.

    The concert was given in the small venue of an elementary school auditorium in a town of 24,000, a small venue.

    This is an incredibly sorrowful thing for them as a cultural family and for their entire extended personal families, made even more piercing as they grieve deeply at Christmas.

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  12. Thomas M Leone says:

    Terrible tragedy.Sorry Mr Putin.

    Liked by 4 people

  13. darththulhu says:

    May God guide and shelter them in every world to come

    Liked by 3 people

  14. auscitizenmom says:

    This is just a horrible tragedy. Prayers for the family and friends.

    Liked by 6 people

  15. In Az says:

    These people were selflessly going to another country to help and bring joy.

    Very, very sad.
    Condolences to the families and the Russian citizens.

    Liked by 6 people

  16. kimosaabe says:

    So sad. And on Christmas Eve! May these wonderful people rest in everlasting peace.

    Liked by 3 people

  17. aredtailblog says:

    I admit that the only Red Army Choir song I’ve listened to was Korobeiniki (due to having Tetris for the game boy as a little kid). Impressive pipes in those folks nonetheless.

    Liked by 2 people

  18. Phil aka Felipe says:

    What’s going on? The Russian Ambassador to Turkey gets murdered in front of cameras; now this. Doesn’t have the feel of coincidental, especially now that Aleppo has been liberated thanks to the efforts of Russia.

    Liked by 13 people

  19. KeepingtheFaith says:

    Hope you are all following the back story here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bV_vAn9hys

    Liked by 4 people

    • Thank you for sharing this KeepingtheFaith,

      Every time I hear the names Sidney Blumenthal, George Soros and Crooked Hillary it seems death and destruction appear.

      Liked by 3 people

    • andi lee says:

      Wow! Thank you, KeepingtheFaith, my first introduction to George Webb videos. Will begin to check-in nightly to catch up on his videos. Dynomite backstory and now I see clearly, can confirm my suspicions of Trump doing more of intelligence gathering than job interviewing which I hoped to be the case in some of the admin cat-walk series. Whew! Mind-blown.

      Liked by 1 person

    • shadowcole says:

      I’ve been trying to get others to watch these videos. Thanks for sharing, we need to get this out to as many as possible. It’s.truly horrifying.

      Liked by 1 person

  20. entagor says:

    A few years ago, I got a DVD of the Total Balalaika Show, a concert with the Red Army Chorus and the Leningrad Cowboys, recorded 1994 Helsinki Finland. I intended to send it to my brother but it was lost. After all this time, I recently find the DVD and mailed it forward. A sign?

    What a Christmas this has been to find them and then lose them in one month. So much joy from such beautiful voices. I pray for their families and their souls, now with the Good Lord

    Total Balalaika was an older performance. Perhaps not many of these singers were in the crash.
    Most of the 1994 concert is available at youtube.

    My heart is with the dear Russian people for the sad loss. The Russian people love their land, and are justifiably proud of their art and culture.

    This recording of Happy Together, unforgettable for the spirit of friendship.

    Liked by 4 people

  21. andi lee says:

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  22. andi lee says:

    Praying. Praying for miracles.

    Liked by 1 person

  23. A Russia analyst thinks this was probably a bomb, an act of terrorism.

    He goes on to suggest that while Russian military aviation security is regrettably poor, it is unlikely that a “foreigner” (Arab Muslim or Turk) could have smuggled a bomb onto the plane, The most plausible scenario is the bomber can pass for a Russian in appearance, speech, and manners.

    In his estimation this was the work of Ukrainians.

    Liked by 2 people

    • singingsoul says:

      “Work of Ukrainians”

      Why would Ukrainians do this knowing that Russia will retaliate…?
      Who is behind Ukrainians….???? Who could that be..?
      God help us. Scorched earth comes to mind.
      Why would Ukraine want to escalate the war with Russia unless it wants to draw in US and Europe..? Why now that Trump is about to be president.?
      Something very evil is going on.

      My prayers are with the Russian people and specially the families who lost so much.

      Liked by 6 people

      • Stupid is as stupid does, and as far as the Russians are concerned there are elements in Ukraine who are completely mad. The Russkies have a charming and original name for them, “Ukraino-nazis”.

        As to your suggestion – that this could possibly be Barack and the CIA attempting to poison the well with Putin to spite the incoming Trump administration – the pro-Russian bloggers would also subscribe to that theory. It’s quite interesting, from their side they also rage about globalists although they call it “The Empire” by which they mean the USA and Britain, the EU, and “the Zionists”. Always have to get the Jews into any good conspiracy.

        It’s a pretty decent blog, written by an expat Swiss former intelligence Russia analyst living in the US. Check it out – TheSaker.is

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      • entagor says:

        A few years ago Malaysian Flight 17 was taken down over a war zone in the eastern Ukraine. Russia was blamed. Years later, a tribunal not including Russia declared the Russians did it. But several facts that didn’t add up
        1. The flight path was re routed over an eastern Ukraine no fly zone.

        Eastern Ukraine is the sight of one of the biggest shale oil fields in the world. As soon as the Russian backed leader was kicked out of the country, the newly formed European satellite government signed a 30 year deal with Chevron to develop the oil fields, and Joe Biden’s son was installed on the board of the newly formed Ukrainian oil entity. However, the mainly Russian population of west Ukraine was resisting the European takeover.

        Western Ukraine sent soldiers into eastern Ukraine, and they were cut off from supplies. The western Ukraine soldiers had to be supplied by air. Therefore, the air above was a no fly zone. Commercial flights were re routed from Europe to avoid flying over the shoot down zone.

        But, air traffic control in the Western Ukraine re routed Malaysian flight 17 over a hundred miles off its original flight path, so it went over the no fly zone and was shot down

        In my personal opinion someone wanted the plane to be shot down, so they could blame the Russians and solidify the takeover of Ukraine.

        Similarly, people were told Russia stole Crimea from Ukraine. Crimea was a muslim tatar country, part of the old Russian empire, and the longtime site of the Russian naval academy. It is Russia’s only warm water port. When Stalin took over he deported most of the tatars. Later, in the fifties, soviet leader Nikita Kruschev combined Ukraine and Crimea into a single republic. When the USSR broke up, tatars returned to Crimea which also had Russian and Ukrainian populations. After the european interests installed their puppet government in western Ukraine, a referendum was held in Crimea for that nation to split away from the new Ukrainian system and line up with Russia

        We had Victoria Nuland of the State Dept on the ground in Ukraine when the mobs took over, just as she was on the ground in Cairo during the Arab spring. Crimea is critical to the defense of Russia. There is great incentive to anyone who can crush Russian influence in the region

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  24. uc i says:

    “‘The time has come,’ The Walrus said, ‘to speak of many things…’

    There is an elephant in the room that we don’t want to even think about, and we are afraid to talk about, for fear of reprisal.

    It is time to escape from denial.

    THE ENEMY IS AMONG US.

    Criminal elements in our country,
    The United States of America,
    have led and financed the world-wide persecution and extermination of Christians for more than 8 years.

    Many nations have been terrorized by “regime change” forced upon them by alphabet agencies.

    Millions of innocents have been slaughtered.

    After practising their destabilizing moral and financial terror on dozens of nations, those same evil elements are trying to destroy our nation.

    We have been conned and complacent, but we are NOT evil.

    We respect “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness”.

    Evil doers despise our values.

    Criminals posing as representatives of our country continue to commit war crimes.

    Their addiction to showering themselves with power and money de-sensitizes them from feeling remorse when they lie, steal, and kill.

    Over the years, how many opponents of the evil doers have been executed during airplane “crashes”, automobile “accidents”, and faked “robberies” and “suicides” ?

    Are the Russians the most recent victims ?

    Where are those we elect to protect us ? Many of them are part of the problem, aren’t they ?

    If they are afraid of being blackmailed, they need to admit their wrongdoings instead of forcing us to pay the prices for their mistakes.

    We “Uneducated Deplorables” are criticized for expressing our feelings and naming our enemies.

    The enemy tries to control our words AND our thoughts.

    It is the cold-hearted, psychotic mass murderers who smile and sweet talk and play buddy-buddy while they suck life out of their victims.

    Evil wears a tie.

    We can say, “No !!”, to con artists and still be nice.

    We can stop abusers and bullies in their tracks and still be meek.

    We can demand justice and reparations and still be good.

    Freedom lives in our hearts and minds.

    Let freedom sing !!

    Christmas, 2016, 5:03pm

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  25. This is a terrible tragedy. May they rset In peace.

    I sincerely hope this was an accident and not an act of terror.

    Liked by 3 people

  26. MrE says:

    May the Lord comfort their families and loved ones. So very sad…

    Liked by 3 people

  27. Laura Wesselmann says:

    My heart goes out to the family and friends of the victims.

    Liked by 1 person

  28. truthseekerr says:

    Lets get the black box and get to the bottom of this fast.

    Liked by 2 people

  29. JAS says:

    Pilots speculation at PPRUNE, where I go to read about aircraft mishaps. The were taking off from Sochi, Russia. Never reported passing 300m as instructed by Sochi ATC.

    http://www.pprune.org/rumours-news/588730-tu154-out-sochi-missing.html

    Video from the crash site here WARNING – GRAPHIC:

    https://embed.life.ru/video/56a377e5044e1bd841e0cae467aa89e7?setup=eyJhZHMiOnsiYWRUYWdVcmwiOiJodHRwczovL3Zhc3QubGlmZS5ydS9hcGkvdm1hcC54bWw%2FZG9tYWluPWxpZmUucnUmdWlkPXptMnY2anZ3c2VsNDE3ZWUmY2I9MC42MzIwNzU1OTgzMTkyMTEyIiwicHJlcm9sbFRpbWVvdXQiOjUwMDB9fQ%3D%3D

    God Bless their souls.

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  30. Lucille says:

    Coincidence? I have no doubt that the Russian Army has many moles awaiting their instructions for payback re the Muslims of Chechnya and ISIS. Certainly Muslims around the world are cheering the deaths.

    “Hamas-linked CAIR’s Los Angeles top dog wishes more people had been killed in Russian plane crash”
    December 26, 2016 11:17 a.m. by Robert Spencer
    https://www.jihadwatch.org/2016/12/hamas-linked-cairs-los-angeles-top-dog-wishes-more-people-had-been-killed-in-russian-plane-crash

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