Fires in Russia: Tunguska Event, Beslan School Hostage Crisis, Lame Horse Fire, Fire of Moscow, Trinity Cathedral, Saint Petersburg Source Wikipedia

ISBN: 9781157684060

Published: August 13th 2011

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Fires in Russia: Tunguska Event, Beslan School Hostage Crisis, Lame Horse Fire, Fire of Moscow, Trinity Cathedral, Saint Petersburg  by  Source Wikipedia

Fires in Russia: Tunguska Event, Beslan School Hostage Crisis, Lame Horse Fire, Fire of Moscow, Trinity Cathedral, Saint Petersburg by Source Wikipedia
August 13th 2011 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 34 pages | ISBN: 9781157684060 | 4.68 Mb

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 33. Chapters: Tunguska event, Beslan school hostage crisis, Lame Horse fire, Fire of Moscow, Trinity Cathedral,MorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 33. Chapters: Tunguska event, Beslan school hostage crisis, Lame Horse fire, Fire of Moscow, Trinity Cathedral, Saint Petersburg, 1917 Kazan Gunpowder Plant fire, Soyuz T-10-1, Fire in the Winter Palace, 2003 Peoples Friendship University of Russia fire, Podsosenka train disaster, 1961 Elbarusovo school fire.

Excerpt: The Beslan school hostage crisis (also referred to as the Beslan school siege or Beslan massacre) of early September 2004 was a three-day hostage-taking of over 1,100 people which ended in the deaths of over 380. It began when a group of armed mostly Ingush and Chechen Islamic militants took more than 1,100 people (including 777 children) hostage on 1 September, at School Number One (SNO) in the town of Beslan, North Ossetia, an autonomous republic in the North Caucasus region of the Russian Federation.

The hostage taking was carried out by the group Riyadus-Salikhin, sent by the Chechen separatist warlord Shamil Basayev who issued demands of an end to the Second Chechen War and Russian withdrawal from Chechnya. On the third day of the standoff, Russian security forces stormed the building, using tanks, incendiary rockets and other heavy weapons. A series of explosions shook the school, followed by a fire which engulfed the building and a chaotic gunbattle between the hostage-takers and Russian security forces. Ultimately, at least 334 hostages were killed, including 186 children- hundreds more were injured and many were reported missing.

The tragedy led to security and political repercussions in Russia, most notably a series of federal government reforms consolidating power in the Kremlin and strengthening of the powers of the President of Russia. According to American NGO Freedom House, these reforms consolidated Russia as a politically non-free, authoritarian state since the mid-2000s. As of 2011, there are many...



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