Sunday, 25 December 2016

RUSSIA’S RED ARMY (ALEXANDROV) ENSEMBLE PERISHES IN DISASTER CRASH ON THE BLACK SEA


Unraveling Musical Myths extends today heartfelt condolences to it’s large Russian readership as major news outlets report that all passengers aboard the flight carrying the Alexandrov (formerly The Red Army) Ensemble to a scheduled ‘liberation’ concert in Aleppo have perished after the plane carrying 92 members of the ensemble crashed into the Black Sea on Christmas Day.

According to independent Russian news agencies, the iconic troupe had been traveling to the ravaged Syrian city at the behest of Russian President Vladimir Putin – other media outlets report the ensemble was actually headed to the Hmeymim airbase outside of the city to perform for troops stationed there on the occasion of the New Year.

On board the doomed flight were 62 singers of the Ensemble’s 70 member choir - virtually eliminating the troupes' choral section - in addition to it's instrumentalists, dancers and the nationally revered conductor and General Valery Khalilov.

The cause of the crash is currently under investigation.



Read more about the tragedy below:
UPDATE ON THE CRASH: 
  • "Wing flap fault main theory behind crash" at Reuters 


-Rose.

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