Beslan school hostage crisis
The Beslan school hostage crisis (also referred to as the Beslan school siege or Beslan massacre) started on 1 September 2004, lasted three days and involved the capture of over 1,100 people as hostag...
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Timeline of the Beslan school hostage crisis
The Beslan school hostage crisis (also referred to as the Beslan school siege or Beslan Massacre) began when armed Muslim terrorists took more than 1200 school children and adults hostage on 1 Septemb...
Timeline of the Beslan school hostage crisis - Wikipedia
Russian government censorship of Chechnya coverage
Since the start of the Second Chechen War in 1999, Russian federal authorities are alleged to have implemented a plan to use legal and extralegal methods to limit media access to the conflict region.<...
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International response to the Beslan hostage crisis
The international reactions to the Beslan school hostage crisis was:
Beslan charity efforts
Countries and charities around the world donated to funds set up to assist the families and children that were involved in the Beslan school hostage crisis. As of the end of 2004 the International Fou...
2005 Nalchik raid
The 2005 Nalchik attack was a raid by a large group of militants on Nalchik (pop. 250,000), in the Kabardino-Balkar Republic (KBR) of southern Russia, on 13 October 2005.A number of buildings associat...
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Vympel
Spetsgruppa "B" (Cyrillic for V), often referred to as Vympel (pennant in Russian, originated from German wimpel, and having the same meaning), but also known as KGB Directorate "B" , Vega Group is a...
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Ruslan Aushev
Ruslan Sultanovich Aushev (Russian: Русла́н Султа́нович А́ушев; born 29 October 1954 in Volodarskoye, Kazakhstan) was the president of Ingushetia from March 1993 to December 2001. He was reportedly th...
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Abu Omar al-Saif
Abu Omar al-Saif (Arabic: أبو عمر السيف‎) was an informal name or nom de guerre of a Saudi Islamist and fighter operating first in Afghanistan (1986–1988) and later in the North Caucasus (19...
Nur-Pashi Kulayev
Nur-Pashi Kulayev (born 1980), a native of Engenoi, Chechnya, is thought to be the sole survivor of the 32 hostage-takers in the 2004 Beslan school hostage crisis, although Chechen warlord Shamil Basa...
Aslambek Aslakhanov
Aslambek Akhmedovich Aslakhanov (Асламбек Ахметович Аслаханов, born 11 March 1942 in Novye Atagi) is the State Duma deputy from Chechnya, advisor and former aide to Russian president Vladimir Putin. H...
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Riyad-us Saliheen Brigade of Martyrs
Riyad-us Saliheen (Russian: Риядус-Салихийн, also transliterated as Riyadus-Salikhin, Riyad us-Saliheyn or Riyad us-Salihiin) is the name of a small "martyr" (shahid) force of Islamic suicide attacker...
RPO-A Shmel
The RPO-A "Shmel" (Russian РПО-А "Шмель") (RPO-A "Bumblebee") is a man-portable rocket launcher although it is classified as a flamethrower (Russian Реактивный Пехотный Огнемет / Reaktivnyy Pekhotnyy ...
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Vladimir Khodov
Vladimir Anatolievich Khodov (Russian: Владимир Анатольевич Ходов; October 9, 1976 – September 3, 2004) was one of the six leaders of hostage-takers in the 2004 Beslan school hostage crisis.
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Voice of Beslan
Voice of Beslan (Russian: Голос Беслана) is a grassroots non-governmental organization created in the aftermath of the 2004 North Ossetian Beslan school hostage crisis, as a splinter group of more...
Battle of Grozny (1994-1995)
The First Battle of Grozny was the Russian Army's invasion and subsequent conquest of the Chechen capital, Grozny, during the early months of the First Chechen War. The attack lasted from December 199...
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Russian aircraft bombings of August 2004
The Russian aircraft bombings of August 2004 were terrorist attacks on two domestic Russian passenger aircraft at around 23:00 on 24 August 2004. Both planes had flown out of Domodedovo International ...
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Alexander Dzasokhov
Aleksandr Sergeyevich Dzasokhov (Russian: Александр Серге́евич Дзасохов; Ossetian: Дзасохты Сергейы фырт Алыксандр) is the former head of the Republic of North Ossetia–Alania.He was born April...
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Yacine Benalia
Yacine Benalia was an Algerian-born Islamist militant who allegedly participated in the Beslan school hostage crisis in September 2004. Whether he truly participated is unclear, as he was also reporte...
Battle of Grozny (November 1994)
The November 1994 Battle of Grozny was an abortive coup d'état attempt by Chechen opposition forces, sponsored and aided by the government of the Russian Federation, to seize the Chechen capital of Gr...
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Vladimir Pronichev
General of the Army Vladimir Yegorovich Pronichev is the current head of the Border Guard Service of the Russian Federation. Pronichev also holds the title of First Deputy Director of the Federal Sec...
Mothers of Beslan
Mothers of Beslan (Russian: Матери Беслана) or Beslan Mothers' Committee (Russian: Комитет матерей Беслана) is a support and advocacy group of parents whose children were among the more than 3...
Shamil Basayev
Shamil Salmanovich Basayev (Chechen: Шамиль Басаев, Russian: Шамиль Салманович Басаев; 14 January 1965 – 10 July 2006) was a Chechen militant Islamist and a leader of the Chechen movement.Sta...
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Yanis Kanidis
Yanis Kanidis (Greek: Γιάννης Κανίδης, also Ivan Constantinovich Kanidis, Russian: Иван Константинович Каниди) (January 1, 1930 – September 3, 2004) was a Greek-Russian physical educati...
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Kamel Rabat Bouralha
Kamel Rabat Bouralha, is the name of an Algerian-born British citizen who has been accused by the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation (FSB) of being a key aide to Chechen rebel warlord ...
Battle of Grozny (1999-2000)
The 1999–2000 battle of Grozny was the siege and assault of the Chechen capital Grozny by Russian forces, lasting from late 1999 to early 2000. The siege and fighting left the capital devastated. In 2...
Alpha Group
Spetsgruppa "A", also known as Alpha Group (a popular English name), or Alfa, whose official name is Directorate "A" of the FSB Special Purpose Center (TsSN FSB), is an elite, stand-alone sub-unit of ...
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