Russian president declares day of mourning after airliner crash
President Vladimir Putin has declared a day of mourning for the victims of the Russian plane crash in Egypt, RIA Novosti Russian news agency said with reference to the statement of the Kremlin.
November 1 is declared a day of mourning in Russia for those killed in plane crash, the document said.
The president signed a decree "declaring a day of mourning in connection with the plane crash which occurred in the Arab Republic of Egypt."
Kolavia Flight 7K9268, an Airbus A321, went off radar 23 minutes after taking off from Sharm El-Sheikh International Airport. The crash site was discovered hours later in a desolate mountainous area of central Sinai, Egypt's aviation ministry reported.
All passengers and crewmembers are presumed to have been killed in the crash, Egyptian sources said.