This has hit hard. I have been aware of the Red Army Choir since my mid-teens and have always enjoyed their perfornances.
The tragic loss of the Alexandrov Choir (VIDEO)
24 December, 2016
‘Dr. Liza was a miracle’: Russians horrified as revered humanitarian activist listed on fatal flight
Relatives and loved ones of those who were on board the fatal Russian flight en route to Syria shared their memories of those who died in the Sochi plane crash on Sunday.
A woman named Yulia Galkina posted a photograph of a man on board a plane on Russian social network VKontakte, and wrote, "my boy... my love... my life... you are the best on Earth!!! I've always told you this ..rest in peace!!"
The man with his thumb up was Aleksandr Shtuko, who performed in the choir of the Alexandrov Ensemble. He was one of the 64 members of the internationally-acclaimed Russian army band, who had been traveling to Syria to give a festive concert during winter holiday celebrations.