WSJ: Syrian army is about to retake militant-controlled east AleppoWorld December 06, 8:48
OSCE chief says trip to Crimea possible after consultations with Moscow and KievWorld December 06, 8:25
Erdogan signs bill to ratify Turkish Stream projectBusiness & Economy December 06, 8:19
Russia, India to hold joint naval drills on December 14-21Military & Defense December 06, 7:36
YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft team up to fight terrorism contentSociety & Culture December 06, 6:51
Russian hospital shelling 'cold-blooded murder' - Defense MinistryWorld December 06, 5:32
Some 100,000 Aleppo residents freed from rule of terrorists — Syria’s UN envoyWorld December 06, 5:04
Over 1,000 Syrian settlements join reconciliation process - Russian defense ministryWorld December 06, 3:27
Italian president asks Renzi to delay resignation until budget passedWorld December 06, 3:24
ST PETERSBURG, November 4. /TASS/. Bodies of 53 people killed when a Russian A321 plane flying from Sharm El-Sheikh to St. Petersburg came down in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, an official in charge of St. Petersburg’s social policy told reporters on Wednesday.
"As of today, 53 bodies have been identified," Aleksandr Rzhanenkov said. "Tomorrow, there will be a definite number but the others are still unidentified. So an indefinite phase of expectation has started and this is about waiting for results of genetic tests."
Rzhanenkov said that first funerals would take place on Friday, November 6.
Earlier, reports were coming that the first victim would be buried in the city of Novgorod on Thursday.
On Saturday morning, Kogalymavia airline’s Flight 9268 carrying Russian tourists home from the resort city of Sharm El-Sheikh crashed about 30 minutes after take-off. The wreckage of the Airbus A321 plane was spotted in the north of the Sinai Peninsula, some 100 kilometres south of the city of El-Arish.
There were 217 passengers and seven crew members on board, no-one survived. Most of them were Russian nationals. Also, four Ukrainians and one Belarusian were on board.