On February 12, Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov sent a telegram to Governor of Orenburg region Yuriy Berg to express his condolences over the air crash of An-148, which was going to Orsk, in Moscow region.
“Dear Yuriy Aleksandrovich! Please accept the deepest condolences over the crash of the An-148 airplane, which was following to Orsk. Tatarstan citizens took the news of death of all passengers and crew members with a sore heart. We mourn together with families and loved ones of the victims. We ask you to convey them words of support and sincere sympathy, wishes of strength and steadfastness in these sorrowful days.
Tatarstan President, Rustam Minnikhanov”.