Remains of Russian pilot arrive in Moscow

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Russian honor guard carry the coffin with the body of Russian Lt. Col. Oleg Peshkov, after being transported from Turkey, at a mourning ceremony in Chkalovsky military airport outside Moscow, Monday, Nov. 30, 2015. Peshkov, a pilot of a Russian Su-24 bomber was killed after the warplane was downed by a Turkish fighter jet. (Vadim Savitsky/ Russian Defense Ministry Press Service pool photo via AP)
Turkish and Russian army officers salute as a funeral car with the coffin of Russian pilot Lt. Col. Oleg Peshkov leaves after a ceremony at the Gulhane Medical Academy in Ankara, Turkey, Monday, Nov. 30, 2015. Early Sunday, Turkey had taken delivery of the body of Lt. Col Peshkov who was killed after Turkish F-16's shot down a Russian warplane last Tuesday near the Turkish/Syrian border. (Turkish Military via AP)
ANKARA, TURKEY - NOVEMBER 30: Turkish and Russian officials attend the farewell ceremony held for the Russian pilot at Esenboga International Airport in Ankara, Turkey on November 30, 2015. Turkey shot down the Russian SU-24 warcraft after several warnings against its violation of Turkish airspace over the Turkey's southern province of Hatay within engagement rules. The body of Russian pilot was sent to the Turkish capital Ankara from Hatay on Sunday afternoon. (Photo by Turkish Armed Forces Headquarters/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
In this image provided by the Turkish Military, Turkish and Russian army officers salute as a Turkish honour guard carries the coffin of Russian pilot Lt. Col. Oleg Peshkov after a ceremony at the Gulhane Medical Academy in Ankara, Turkey, Monday, Nov. 30, 2015. Early Sunday, Turkey had taken delivery of the body of Lt. Col Peshkov who was killed after Turkish F-16's shot down a Russian warplane last Tuesday near the Turkish/Syrian border. (Turkish Military via AP)
In this image provided by the Turkish Military, Turkish and Russian army officers salute as a Turkish honour guard carries the coffin of Russian pilot Lt. Col. Oleg Peshkov after a ceremony at the Gulhane Medical Academy in Ankara, Turkey, Monday, Nov. 30, 2015. Early Sunday, Turkey had taken delivery of the body of Lt. Col Peshkov who was killed after Turkish F-16's shot down a Russian warplane last Tuesday near the Turkish/Syrian border. (Turkish Military via AP)
In this image provided by the Turkish Military, Turkish and Russian army officers stand as an Orthodox priest prays during a funeral service for Russian pilot Lt. Col. Oleg Peshkov at the Gulhane Medical Academy in Ankara, Turkey, Monday, Nov. 30, 2015. Early Sunday, Turkey had taken delivery of the body of Lt. Col Peshkov who was killed after Turkish F-16's shot down a Russian warplane last Tuesday near the Turkish/Syrian border. (Turkish Military via AP)
In this image provided by the Turkish Military, the Russian flag-covered coffin of Russian pilot Lt. Col. Oleg Peshkov has been placed by a Turkish honour guard inside a Russian Air Force transport plane at Esenboga Airport in Ankara, Turkey, Monday, Nov. 30, 2015. Early Sunday, Turkey had taken delivery of the body of Lt. Col Peshkov who was killed after Turkish F-16's shot down a Russian warplane last Tuesday near the Turkish/Syrian border. (Turkish Military via AP)
In this image provided by the Turkish Military, Turkish honour guards stand after they placed the coffin of Russian pilot Lt. Col. Oleg Peshkov inside a Russian Air Force transport plane at Esenboga Airport in Ankara, Turkey, Monday, Nov. 30, 2015. Early Sunday, Turkey had taken delivery of the body of Lt. Col Peshkov who was killed after Turkish F-16's shot down a Russian warplane last Tuesday near the Turkish/Syrian border. (Turkish Military via AP)
In this image provided by the Turkish Military, a Russian Air Force transport plane takes off carrying the coffin of Russian pilot Lt. Col. Oleg Peshkov at Esenboga Airport in Ankara, Turkey, Monday, Nov. 30, 2015. Early Sunday, Turkey had taken delivery of the body of Lt. Col Peshkov who was killed after Turkish F-16's shot down a Russian warplane last Tuesday near the Turkish/Syrian border. (Turkish Military via AP)
Turkish army officers salute as Turkish honour guard carry the coffin of Russian pilot Lt. Col. Oleg Peshkov into a Turkish Air force transport plane at Hatay airport, Turkey, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015. The body of a Russian pilot whose plane was shot down by Turkish jets last Tuesday was placed on a plane in Hatay, Turkey, to be flown home on Sunday. (DHA via AP ) TURKEY OUT
In this image provided by the Turkish Military, a Russian Air Force transport plane takes off carrying the coffin of Russian pilot Lt. Col. Oleg Peshkov from Esenboga Airport in Ankara, Turkey, Monday, Nov. 30, 2015. Early Sunday, Turkey had taken delivery of the body of Lt. Col Peshkov who was killed after Turkish F-16's shot down a Russian warplane last Tuesday near the Turkish/Syrian border. (Turkish Military via AP)
Russian honor guard carry the coffin with the body of Russian Lt. Col. Oleg Peshkov, after being transported from Turkey, at a mourning ceremony in Chkalovsky military airport outside Moscow, Monday, Nov. 30, 2015. Peshkov, a pilot of a Russian Su-24 bomber was killed after the warplane was downed by a Turkish fighter jet. (Vadim Savitsky/ Russian Defense Ministry Press Service pool photo via AP)
Russian honor guard carry the coffin with the body of Russian Lt. Col. Oleg Peshkov, after being transported from Turkey, at a mourning ceremony in Chkalovsky military airport outside Moscow, Monday, Nov. 30, 2015. Peshkov, a pilot of a Russian Su-24 bomber was killed after the warplane was downed by a Turkish fighter jet. (Vadim Savitsky/ Russian Defense Ministry Press Service pool photo via AP)
Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, front left, Russian Aerospace Forces Commander-in-?hief Viktor Bondarev, second left, and other military officials pay their respects as they stand by the coffin of Russian Lt. Col. Oleg Peshkov, after his body was transported from Turkey, at a mourning ceremony in Chkalovsky military airport outside Moscow, Monday, Nov. 30, 2015. Peshkov, a pilot of a Russian Su-24 bomber was killed after the warplane was downed by a Turkish fighter jet. (Vadim Savitsky/ Russian Defense Ministry Press Service pool photo via AP)
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The body of the Russian pilot killed last week when his jet was shot down by Turkey arrived in Moscow late on Monday (November 30) from Ankara.

Fighter jets escorted the plane carrying the remains of Oleg Peshkov to the Chkalovsky military airfield in Moscow region.

A military honour guard carried Peshkov's casket covered with the Russian flag out of the plane at the airfield where it was met by Russian Minister of Defence Sergei Shoigu and Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Air Force Viktor Bondarev.

According to Russian media the pilot's brother also attended the short ceremony, during which a moment of silence was held.

Bondarev vowed retribution for the pilot's death: "We will always follow his example of fulfilling his duty. And those who plotted and committed this betrayal will suffer the retribution they deserve."

The repatriation followed a military funeral service in Ankara attended by the Russian ambassador and other military officials, according to reports.

The downing of the jet has prompted a major rupture in relations between the two countries, with Russian President Vladimir Putin this weekend signing off on a raft of sanctions against Turkey.

Oleg Peshkov will be buried in his home town of Lipetsk, west of Russia, at the request of his family, the Russian defence ministry said.

He leaves behind a wife and two children.

Body of Russian Bomber Pilot Oleg Peshkov Arrives in Moscow

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