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Young couple whose romantic getaway ended in tragedy

Updated 0609 GMT (1409 HKT) November 5, 2015
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Leonid Gordin and Alexandra Illarionova on holiday at an Egyptian beach resort. The young Russian couple died on board Metrojet Flight 9268. Courtesy VK/Leonid Gordin
Gordin and Illarionova only met about 10 months ago, but fell deeply in love, says Gordin's best friend, Victor Voytolovsky. He suspects Gordin may have proposed to her on their Egyptian holiday. Courtesy VK/Leonid Gordin
Gordin and Illarionova, the couple in the center, on holiday in Spain with Voytolovsky and his wife earlier this year. Courtesy VK/Leonid Gordin
Gordin (right) and Voytolovsky, who have been best friends since meeting on a holiday in the Crimea ten years ago. Courtesy VK/Leonid Gordin
Gordin, right, was best man at Voytolovsky's wedding. Courtesy Victor Voytolovsky
Gordin and Illarionova on holiday in Egypt, in the last picture the pair posted to social media. Courtesy VK/Leonid Gordin