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Thursday 21 August 2014
Dining with the Tsars: 5 year anniversary exhibition Hermitage Amsterdam

The Hermitage Amsterdam’s fifth anniversary exhibition Dining with the Tsars. 'Fragile beauty from the Hermitage' opens on 6 September 2014 and will run until March 1, 2015. Eight magnificent porcelain and creamware services from the collection of the Hermitage in St Petersburg will be exhibited in a setting that conveys what the balls and banquets of the Tsar’s court were like. On Tuesday 2 september 2014 a press conference will be held at 10.30 hours in the Hermitage Amsterdam.

Wednesday 20 August 2014
Questions and answers concerning the investigation into flight MH17

The Dutch Safety Board that is investigating the MH17 plane crash, published a series of questions and answers about the ongoing research. Although the Saftey Board first stated that the preliminary report would be published in early Septemnber, it is now unclear when it will happen. The final report is expected within one year. The Q&A does not contain new information, but gives an overview.

Friday 15 August 2014

It was announced today that a further 62 victims of the MH17 air disaster have been identified. Of these 62 victims, 47 were Dutch nationals and 15 were nationals of other countries. This brings the total number of victims of the disaster now identified to 127.

Monday 11 August 2014

The investigation into the crash of flight MH17 led by the Dutch Safety Board will continue in The Hague. In recent weeks, an international team of some 25 aircraft accident investigators has collected as much investigation information as possible in Ukraine. Since it is not necessary to stay in Ukraine any longer to analyse the information and write a report on the preliminary findings, the team has relocated to The Hague to continue its work.

Saturday 9 August 2014
Where did the MH17 repatriation mission carry out its search?

Between 1 and 6 August the repatriation mission worked at the MH17 crash site, with the aim of recovering as many human remains and personal belongings as possible and returning them to the Netherlands.

Saturday 9 August 2014

It was announced today that a further 42 victims of the MH17 air disaster have been identified. Of these 42 victims, 21 were Dutch nationals and 21 were nationals of other countries. This brings the total number of victims of the disaster now identified to 65.

Sunday 3 August 2014

On Saturday and Sunday the team of Dutch and Australian experts returned to the site where flight MH17 crashed a little over two weeks ago. As announced, the mission will be further expanded. On Monday, if the security situation allows, five teams, consisting of 20 experts each, will be involved in search and recovery activities. At that point the mission will be at full strength.

Friday 1 August 2014
The identification process of flight HM17 victims

Since the day that the first human remains from the flight MH17 victims arrived in military complex in Hilversum in the Netherlands, an international team of forensic experts are busy with the identification. Information about teeth and DNA are crucial for a match. An overview of the identification process.