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Sun Dec 25, 2016, 03:30 PM

Alexandrov Red Army Choir - Kalinka



Passengers on the flight, which originated in Moscow and stopped in Sochi to refuel, included 64 members of the Alexandrov Ensemble, the Russian military choir, who were traveling to Russia’s Khmeimim Air Base in Syria. The band planned to serenade Russian personnel in Syria on New Year’s Eve.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/25/world/europe/russian-military-plane-crash-alexandrov-ensemble.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=first-column-region®ion=top-news&WT.nav=top-news

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Sun Dec 25, 2016, 03:35 PM

1. Such another tragedy.

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Sun Dec 25, 2016, 03:43 PM

2. I used to check out the Red Army Choir vinyl from the library

often enough in the early 60s to drive my parents nuts.

This is an incredible loss.

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Sun Dec 25, 2016, 07:06 PM

3. 'Leading soloist, Vadim Ananiev, known to Western audiences as Mr Kalinka, also survived ...'

Leading soloist of Alexander Ensemble, Vadim Ananiev, known to Western audiences as Mr Kalinka, after the famous Russian song, also survived because he was given leave of absence because his wife had given birth to his third child.

Numbed from the tragedy, he said: "My state of mind is like somebody hit me on the head. I am shocked, first of all, I don't believe it, I still can't believe it. I think it is such a nonsense... people say I was born very lucky, maybe, I don't know."

He said the ensemble had been due to stage one big concert in Syria, and a number of smaller ones.

"If several concerts had been planned I would not have asked to stay behind. So I am standing in front of you now, but I should have gone."



https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/worldnews/2475686/russian-airliner-carrying-92-passengers-including-world-famous-military-choir-to-syria-crashes-into-the-sea-moments-after-take-off-from-sochi/

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