Among the passengers of the plane the companies «Kogalymavia», crashed over the Sinai Peninsula, was 27-year-old Anna Tishinsky, a graduate of the State University of St. Petersburg where she studied history. The girl was very active in the Jewish youth organization «Hillel» and program Director of its St. Petersburg branch.
«The memories of all who knew her, she was extraordinarily bright, positive, full of energy, sympathetic person, always ready to help, to participate in volunteer projects. The St. Petersburg Jewish community devastated by this tragedy. We mourn the loss of Ani and ask the Almighty that her soul rest with the souls of the righteous of the Jewish people. We Express our deepest condolences to her family, relatives and friends,» reads the website of the newspaper «Jewish news of St. Petersburg».
The Airbus A-321 of airline «Kogalymavia» (MetroJet), on Board of which there were seven crew members and 217 of the passengers (including 25 children), early in the morning on October 31 took off from Sharm El-Sheikh to St. Petersburg. Shortly after takeoff the plane disappeared from radar screens. Egyptian rescuers have found the wreckage in the Central part of the Sinai Peninsula, near the settlement Nehal. This is the biggest disaster in the history of Russian aviation by number of victims.
On Sunday, November 1, in Russia the mourning is declared in connection with the crash of the Russian plane in Egypt, which killed all aboard 224 people. Throughout the country, half-mast flags, cultural institutions and television canceled entertainment events and programs.