MOSCOW — According to the latest reports, two ethnic Armenians – both citizens of Russia – were killed on board the Russian passenger jet that crashed in Egypt on October 31.
Kogalymavia/Metrojet Flight 9268 en route to St. Petersburg is thought to have broken up in midair shortly after takeoff from the resort city of Sharm el-Sheikh, killing all 224 people, including seven crew members, aboard the Airbus A321-200.
Armenia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said there were no Armenian citizens on the plane. Later it was reported that two ethnic Armenians were also killed in what became Russia’s worst-ever aviation disaster.
One of the victims is Leonid Mnatsakanov, a 39-year-old native of Russia’s Volgograd oblast. The other is Armen Vishnev, a 27-year-old resident of St. Petersburg.
Most of the victims on the plane were citizens of Russia. Among the victims were also citizens of Belarus and Ukraine.