Streetwise Professor

September 1, 2010

Beslan: Six Years Later

Filed under: Military,Politics,Russia — The Professor @ 10:35 pm

On 1 September, 2005, the attack by Islamic terrorists of diverse nationalities on School Number One in Beslan began.  It ended two days later, with hundreds dead, many of them schoolchildren.

May the innocent rest in peace.

Beslan is wrapped in more uncertainty and controversy than other horrific events during the Putin years–Ryazan, the Kursk, Nord Ost, the Moscow Underground bombing.  That’s saying a lot, because the competition is pretty intense.

Time allowing, sometime over the weekend I’ll try to put together a few thoughts on Beslan and its legacy.

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  1. Russian state TV totally ignored the anniversary.

    http://twitter.com/kozlovsky_en/status/22787015192

    Silence speaks loudly.

    Comment by La Russophobe — September 2, 2010 @ 10:11 pm

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