#IstandWithRussia: Social media express solidarity with Moscow, mourn killed pilot
The users condemned Turkey’s actions, saying Russia “is the only country” battling Islamic State militants in Syria – probably the biggest threat to the world.
#IStandWithRussia and its fight against the terrorism...long live and God bless you Mother Russia !!!— Mac Aguilar (@maguilar644) November 25, 2015
People also paid tribute to the pilots of the Su-24M tactical bomber, which was performing a combat sortie over Syria near the Turkish border when it was taken out by a Turkish Air Force F16 fighter jet. The pilot's name has not been released.
Russian flags and Russian bear – people are standing with Russia in these difficult times.
Another hashtag is gaining popularity on Russian Twitter -#StabInTheBack as users condemn Turkey's aggression towards Russia. Also Russians, using the hashtag #NotGoingToTurkey, say they won’t travel to Turkey, or buy Turkish food and clothes.
I condemn Turkey downing the Russian Su 24 bomber and I deeply sympathize with the family and the people of russia. #istandwithrussia— Martin kimathi (@gitskim) November 25, 2015
Bonne journée à toutes et à tous ! Quand la défaite est interdite, la victoire est certaine ! #IStandWithRussia— Kenshiro53 (@Kenshiro53) November 25, 2015