With 2012 just around the corner, RT continues its own countdown with ten special reports on events that have shaped 2011. We are looking back at major stories through the eyes of RT correspondents who witnessed them.
The ice hockey world is still reeling from the plane crash which took the lives of the entire Lokomotiv Yaroslavl team this autumn. One woman whose husband is a prominent KHL defenseman has been reaching out to the families of the victims.
The probe into September’s crash near Yaroslavl, which killed an entire hockey team and most crew members, found illegal drugs in the co-pilot’s blood, and irregularities in the airline company’s pilot training program.
Washington Capitals star Aleksandr Ovechkin has snatched his first goal of the NHL in a game against the Pittsburgh Penguins, which the two sides dedicated to the memory of the perished Lokomotiv Yaroslavl hockey team.
English football side Portsmouth have hosted Russian rivals FC Rostov in a charity game to raise money for the families of the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl hockey team who were killed in a September 7 plane crash.