Russia is currently mourning a loss, a loss of dozens of people ranging from athletes to parents, siblings and more. A plane carrying about 45 people crashed as it took off September 7th leaving the Russian airport of Yaroslavl. The people on board included 37 hockey players and 8 crew members, all have recently been pronounced dead besides one person. The aircraft was taking one of Russia's leading ice hockey teams to Minsk, the Belarusian capital for a game. Included in the plane were international players, some who were part of the NHL.
These players have played for both Canadian and American teams, and not only is Russia mourning the loss of their beloved hockey team and the others on board, but so is everyone who is aware. They declared three days of mourning in the Yaroslavl region which was last weekend. The Russian hockey league has decided to start the hockey season on time, which is this upcoming Monday.
I feel this is an important bit of information to know because most of my peers haven’t even heard of this disaster, but know all about the latest and greatest in pop culture. It’s important to me to know what is going on in the world more than what’s the next music craze- dub step.
The reason as to why the plane crashed is still under investigation. Russia’s media is telling us it was an accident and it occurred because the aircraft wasn’t able to reach a high enough altitude. My contention is then, why is the cause of the crash still under investigation then? The Russian media has been suppressed before by the government, maybe there is more to it.
May everyone remember the lives lost on September 7th 2011.