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6,953 COVID-19 cases registered in Russia

6,953 COVID-19 cases registered in Russia

Over the past 24 hours, the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 infection  increased by 6,953, a message of the operational headquarters for combating the spread of coronavirus infection reads. At the same period, 4,803 people …

Strong earthquake hits Russian-Mongolian border

Strong earthquake hits Russian-Mongolian border

A 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck early Tuesday in northern Mongolia not far from the border with Russia, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said. The epicenter of the quake, which struck at a relatively shallow depth of 10 km, was …

MC-21 airliner makes first test flight

MC-21 airliner makes first test flight

MC-21 short-and medium-haul passenger plane made the first flight in Irkutsk, a source at the Irkutsk aviation plant (the Irkut Corporation) said on Sunday. "The plane was successful," the source said, refusing from further comments, …

Bodies of all Il-76 crew members found at crash site

Bodies of all Il-76 crew members found at crash site

The bodies of all ten crew members have been found at the crash site of Il-76 aircraft that went missing on Friday morning in Russia's Irkutsk Region, the head of the Siberian Regional Center of Emergencies Ministry, Sergey …

Irkutsk region announces mourning for victims of Il-76 crash

Irkutsk region announces mourning for victims of Il-76 crash

Monday, July 4, was announced as mourning in Irkutsk region in connection with the crash of Il-76, which was involved in extinguishing forest fires. I have signed a decree declaring Monday, July 4, a day of mourning in Irkutsk …

 Search for Il-76 aircraft resumed in Irkutsk region

Search for Il-76 aircraft resumed in Irkutsk region

The search for Il-76 aircraft missing in the Irkutsk Region was resumed this morning, the press service of the Russian Emergency Ministry's local office said. Technical fault and pilot error are the key versions of the …

Il-76 disappears while putting out forest fire in Irkutsk

Il-76 disappears while putting out forest fire in Irkutsk

An Il-76 aircraft circling territories stricken by forest fires in Russia's Irkutsk region failed to report back to rescuers at the scheduled time. "The aircraft with rescuers on board should have made contact at 5:34 Moscow …

Turkish Boeing makes emergency landing in Irkutsk

Turkish Boeing makes emergency landing in Irkutsk

Today a Turkish Airlines aircraft made an emergency landing at Irkutsk airport due to a technical malfunction, a source at the airport reported. According to the electronic display board of the airport, the Turkish Boeing 737-900, …