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World Putin Declares Monday National Mourning Day After Plane Crash

President Vladimir Putin said Russia will observe a national day of mourning on Monday after a military plane with 92 onboard crashed in the Black Sea on Sunday with no sign of survivors.

"Tomorrow Russia will declare a national day of mourning," Putin said on state television.


A Russian passenger plane with 92 people aboard, including a well-known military band, crashed into the Black Sea on its way to Syria on Sunday minutes after takeoff from the resort city of Sochi.

The Tu-154, which belonged to the Defense Ministry, was taking the Alexandrov choir to a concert at the Russian air base in Syria.

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