On Saturday, the Russian airliner, carrying 217 passengers and seven crew members crashed in the Sinai Peninsula en route from the Egyptian resort city of Sharm El-Sheikh to St. Petersburg. All people on board, including 25 children, were confirmed dead by Russian and Egyptian authorities.
"With deep sorrow, the Russian Embassy informs that November 1 was declared a day of mourning in Russia due to the crash of the Kogalymavia airliner in Egypt on October 31. In this regard, a book of condolence will be opened in the embassy on Monday, November 2, between 03:00 p.m. [09:30 GMT] and 05:00 p.m. [11:30 GMT]," the diplomatic mission said in a statement.
The Russian Kogalymavia Airbus crash has become the major air catastrophe in the history of Russian aviation.
First published by Sputnik.