The Russian Prosecutor General's Office has circulated preliminary reports of forensic examination of victims of the Tu-154 airliner crash. All the 14 passengers whose bodies were found in the search-and-rescue effort died from barotrauma. Mechanical wounds were also found on the bodies, said Deputy Prosecutor General Sergei Fridinski. Carbon monoxide was discovered in the passengers' blood, which shows that fire broke out on board the plane, Fridinski added. As of today, 13 out of the 14 bodies have been identified.
"Russia and Turkey - From Cooperation to the Union. Why not? " - new article written by a well-known entrepreneur, politician (formerly a member of the Federation Council from Krasnodar and a PACE member), public figure Farhad Akhmedov - was published this week in several leading Russian media, and it claims to be a sensation which highlights various essential issues.