Novaya Gazetapublishes portraits of passengers of the Boeing downed in theDonetsk region.
JohnAlder and Liam Sweeney, United Kingdom
JohnAlder and Liam Sweeney were fans of the British soccer clubNewcastle United. They were flying to New Zealand to support theirteam.
Frankieand Liam Davison, Australia
Davisons lived on the Mornington Peninsula, near Melbourne.They have got two children: a boy Sam and a girl Millie. LiamDavison was a writer nominated for several literary awards. Hiswife Frankie was working as a teacher of literature in college for28 years.
NickNorris, Otis Maslin, Evie Maslin, Mo Maslin, Australia
NickNorris was managing director of a small company in Perth. He wasfond of seafaring. Nick Norris was returned from Europe togetherwith his three grandchildren: Otis (8 years), Evie (10 years) andMo (12 years).
ElaineTeoh and Emiel Mahler, Australia
Elaineand Emiel lived together in Melbourne. They both were financiersand both were 27 years old.
Carlin was a doctoral student at the Faculty ofChemistry at Indiana University. She was 25. She was fond ofboating and participated in two junior European championships in2006 and 2007.
Thelast photo he made was Netherlands passport with two landingtickets: from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur and back. The young manflew connecting flights to Bali judging of the signature to aphoto.
Paul Wicks was 38-year-old father of two childrenwho moved from New Zealand to the Australian city of Perth afterthe earthquake in Christchurch. He was flying to Mongolia where hereceived a new job in the mining industry.
Rogerand Jill Guard, Australia
TheAustralian was just retired specialist in pathology. They livedwith his wife in the town of Toowoomba in Queensland(Australia).
HelenaSidelik was 50-year-old resident of the Australian Gold Coast. Shewas flying from Amsterdam home from the wedding of her friends. Shewrote before the departure: "It was the best holiday in mylife."
RichardMayne, United Kingdom
20-year-old Richard Mayne from Leicester studiedmathematics and finance. British newspaper The Independent talkedto his father, who said that Richard have chosen this flight noaccidentally. he needed a transfer during the way due to diabetes.
Tambi was an employee of Shell. He was flying withhis wife and children. Before the flight, his wife Ariza has posteda photo with the caption: "We begin a new year, a newlife."
Cor was flying on vacation. He took a photo of theMalaysian airlines aircraft and joked that if the plane is lost thepeople will know what it looked like at least.
WanAmran Bin Wan Hussin and Eugene Choo Jin Leong, Malaysia
Wan Amran was 50-year-old captain of the aircraft.He was considered to be one of the most experienced pilots in theairline.
JupeLange was a professor at the University of Amsterdam, the famousDutch scientist who specializes in the study of HIV. He headed theinternational AIDS society from 2002 to 2004.
IreneGunawan, Sherryl Shania Gunawan, Darryl Dwight Gunawan,Philippines
Irene Gunawan with her 15 years old daughterCheryl and 20 years old son Darryl was flying through Malaysia tothe Philippines from Amsterdam, where the family lived in recentyears. On board the plane was also the husband of Irene BujantoGunawan, the citizen of Indonesia. Irene sent SMS to her sisterbefore departing saying that she loves her.
QuinnLucas Schansman, USA
Quinn was the only U.S. citizen flying on boardthe aircraft. According to his page on Facebook he studied inAmsterdam International Business School.
Andrei was born in Ontario but studied in Romaniaon the physician. He was 24 years old. He was flying to Bali wherehe planned to spend holidays.
Aresident of the Netherlands Hans de Borst, the father of 17-yearElsemik de Borst who died in the downed Boeing-777, wrote a letterin which he appealed to Russian President Vladimir Putin andleaders of the terrorists with the words: "Thank you so much forthe murder of my beloved and only daughter . "
Thegirl's father posted thisletter onFacebook along withher photograph.
"Shewas 17 years old. She wanted to be an architect. I hope thatmentioned gentlemen are proud that they have killed young life andthat they can look in the mirror tomorrow again," the Dutchmanwrites
"I hopethat this message will get to you. May be it will be in English andyou, being an how intelligent people, could read it. Thanks again.With my best regards, Elsemik's father, Hans de Borst, whose lifeis ruined," de Borst writes.
Thisletter sparked a massive public's outcry. One of the comments says:"I wonder if Putin will be so lovingly looking if separatists inFoorschoten (town near The Hague. - Comm. Ed.) took his daughter'slife who lives there."