According to the latest data, search-and-rescue services recovered 16 bodies in the Tu-154 crash area, the State Service of the Civil Aviation said Friday. Relatives of the crash victims are to fly from Israel to the airport of Sochi by the special flight to identify the bodies recovered. In all, 66 passengers and 12 crew members were killed in the Thursday crash.
Presidential candidate Ksenia Sobchak, who was accredited for the press conference by Vladimir Putin from Dozhd (Rain) television channel, asked Putin about competition at the coming election
On December 14, President Putin holds his annual Q&A session with Russian and foreign journalists. This conference is considered to be the beginning of his presidential campaign