updated 9:43 AM UTC, Dec 29, 2017

On October 31st the Russian A321 airliner, flight 7K9268, crashed in Egypt en route from Sharm el-Sheikh to Saint-Petersburg. Everyone on board, 224 people in total, crew members and passengers including women and children, perished.

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The President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin signed an Executive Order declaring November 1st a Day of Mourning. Russian national flags are to be lowered throughout the country and in Russia's missions abroad.

A Book of Condolences will be open at the Embassy between 09:00-17:00 on November 2nd.

The Embassy also opens an Online Condolence Book. You can send your words of condolence to ruspospr@mweb.co.za