As if the story of the KHL plane crash earlier this month in Russia wasn't depressing and heartbreaking enough, we learned Wednesday just how wonderful a man one of the victims, Lokomotiv hockey player Ivan Tkachenko, really was.
A sad twist in the Yak-42 tragedy reveals that one of Lokomotiv players who died in the crash was anonymously giving money to sick kids, and the last half-million ruble payment was transferred to a young cancer patient minutes before the take-off.
It was several days ago that the parents of 16-year-old Diana Ibragimova from Voronezh learned the real name of the man who saved their daughter's life. Ivan Tkachenko, captain of the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl hockey club, was sending big sums of money to Voronezh without disclosing his name or expecting any gratitude at all, Lifenews reports.
H/T: Dmitry Chesnokov