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Budyonnovsk, June 1995. Chronicles of a deadly terrorist attack

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Fifteen years ago, a group of 195 terrorists, led by Shamil Basayev, took hostage around 2,000 residents of Budyonnovsk in southern Russia’s Stavropol Krai, who were grouped in a local hospital. RIA Novosti presents a chronicle of those terrible events.

Fifteen years ago, a group of 195 terrorists, led by Shamil Basayev, took hostage around 2,000 residents of Budyonnovsk in southern Russia’s Stavropol Krai, who were grouped in a local hospital. RIA Novosti presents a chronicle of those terrible events.

© RIA Novosti . Aleksandr Zemlyanitchenko / Go to the photo bankFifteen years ago, a group of 195 terrorists, led by Shamil Basayev, took hostage around 2,000 residents of Budyonnovsk in southern Russia’s Stavropol Krai, who were grouped in a local hospital. RIA Novosti presents a chronical of those terrible events. Photo: June 15, 1995. Hostages in a Budyonnovsk hospital held white bed sheets at the windows asking to stop shooting.
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Fifteen years ago, a group of 195 terrorists, led by Shamil Basayev, took hostage around 2,000 residents of Budyonnovsk in southern Russia’s Stavropol Krai, who were grouped in a local hospital. RIA Novosti presents a chronical of those terrible events. Photo: June 15, 1995. Hostages in a Budyonnovsk hospital held white bed sheets at the windows asking to stop shooting.
© RIA Novosti . Aleksandr Zemlyanitchenko / Go to the photo bankMore than 100 people were killed by gunmen on the way to the hospital. On the first day of the attack, Basayev militants took six men hostage and shot them to death in front of the hospital’s main building to frighten other hostages. Photo: June 16, 1995, Budyonnovsk.
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More than 100 people were killed by gunmen on the way to the hospital. On the first day of the attack, Basayev militants took six men hostage and shot them to death in front of the hospital’s main building to frighten other hostages. Photo: June 16, 1995, Budyonnovsk.
© RIA Novosti . Aleksandr Zemlyanitchenko / Go to the photo bankIn the city, public and personal transportation was put on hold, gas and water supplies were suspended, telephone lines were cut off, industrial and food enterprises, institutions, schools, kindergartens were closed. Photo: June 15, 1995. A doctor of the seized Budyonnovsk hospital carries a white flag during the hostage release.
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In the city, public and personal transportation was put on hold, gas and water supplies were suspended, telephone lines were cut off, industrial and food enterprises, institutions, schools, kindergartens were closed. Photo: June 15, 1995. A doctor of the seized Budyonnovsk hospital carries a white flag during the hostage release.
© RIA Novosti . Aleksandr Zemlyanitchenko / Go to the photo bankThe patients received no medical assistance and medical procedures were not provided, leading to an aggravation of diseases and in some cases deaths and deliveries of stillborn babies. Photo: June 15, 1995. Residents of Budyonnovsk during the terrorist attack.
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The patients received no medical assistance and medical procedures were not provided, leading to an aggravation of diseases and in some cases deaths and deliveries of stillborn babies. Photo: June 15, 1995. Residents of Budyonnovsk during the terrorist attack.
© RIA Novosti . Aleksandr Zemlyanitchenko / Go to the photo bankOn June 15, 1995, at around 8 p.m. the gunmen shot one of the hostages to death in a basement. The same day, another five hostages were killed on Basayev’s order. Photo: June 16, 1995. Medical personnel and patients of the Budyonnovsk hospital seized by Basayev’s terrorists.
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On June 15, 1995, at around 8 p.m. the gunmen shot one of the hostages to death in a basement. The same day, another five hostages were killed on Basayev’s order. Photo: June 16, 1995. Medical personnel and patients of the Budyonnovsk hospital seized by Basayev’s terrorists.
© RIA Novosti . Aleksandr Zemlyanitchenko / Go to the photo bankOn June 17, 1995, at around 5 a.m. the Federal Security Service (FSB) and the Russian Interior Ministry made an attempt to storm the hospital. The gunmen pushed women, children and elderly persons to the windows and used them as a human shield while firing at military and police. A total of 61 hostages were freed during the operation. Photo: special forces members prepare to storm the Budyonnovsk hospital.
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On June 17, 1995, at around 5 a.m. the Federal Security Service (FSB) and the Russian Interior Ministry made an attempt to storm the hospital. The gunmen pushed women, children and elderly persons to the windows and used them as a human shield while firing at military and police. A total of 61 hostages were freed during the operation. Photo: special forces members prepare to storm the Budyonnovsk hospital.
© RIA Novosti . Tutov / Go to the photo bankAfter the storm ended, the Russian government held talks with Basayev in an effort to release the hostages. As a result, an agreement was reached to provide the Basayev group transport to move to the Vedensky district of Chechnya. Photo: June 16, 1995. Special forces members prepare to storm the Budyonnovsk hospital.
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After the storm ended, the Russian government held talks with Basayev in an effort to release the hostages. As a result, an agreement was reached to provide the Basayev group transport to move to the Vedensky district of Chechnya. Photo: June 16, 1995. Special forces members prepare to storm the Budyonnovsk hospital.
© RIA Novosti / Go to the photo bankJune 17, 1995. Military removes hostages released from the siege of the Budyonnovsk hospital by Basayev’s gunmen.
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June 17, 1995. Military removes hostages released from the siege of the Budyonnovsk hospital by Basayev’s gunmen.
© RIA Novosti . Aleksandr Zemlyanitchenko / Go to the photo bankJune 17, 1995. Victims of the Budyonnovsk terrorist attack.
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June 17, 1995. Victims of the Budyonnovsk terrorist attack.
© RIA Novosti . Yuriy Tutov / Go to the photo bankOn June 19, 1995, most of the hostages were released. The terrorists took 123 hostages who agreed to go with them, including 20 journalists, 3 Russian deputies, representatives of the Budyonnovsk and Stavropol Krai administration. They were released on June 20 when the terrorists arrived in Chechnya. Photo: June 20, 1995. Hostages held up in a Budyonnovsk hospital by Chechen terrorists led by Basayev released after a six-day siege.
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On June 19, 1995, most of the hostages were released. The terrorists took 123 hostages who agreed to go with them, including 20 journalists, 3 Russian deputies, representatives of the Budyonnovsk and Stavropol Krai administration. They were released on June 20 when the terrorists arrived in Chechnya. Photo: June 20, 1995. Hostages held up in a Budyonnovsk hospital by Chechen terrorists led by Basayev released after a six-day siege.
© RIA Novosti . Aleksandr Zemlyanitchenko / Go to the photo bankJune 20, 1995. Hostages held in a Budyonnovsk hospital by Chechen terrorists led by Basayev released after a six-day siege.
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June 20, 1995. Hostages held in a Budyonnovsk hospital by Chechen terrorists led by Basayev released after a six-day siege.
© RIA Novosti . Aleksandr Zemlyanitchenko / Go to the photo bankA total of 129 people died during the armed attack of the Basayev gang on Budyonnovsk. Among the dead were 18 police and 17 military personnel, another 415 people received gunshot wounds. After the Budyonnovsk terrorist attack, Russia adopted a law to fight terrorism, which bans meeting the demands of militants. Photo: residents of Budyonnovsk pay tribute to the dead.
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A total of 129 people died during the armed attack of the Basayev gang on Budyonnovsk. Among the dead were 18 police and 17 military personnel, another 415 people received gunshot wounds. After the Budyonnovsk terrorist attack, Russia adopted a law to fight terrorism, which bans meeting the demands of militants. Photo: residents of Budyonnovsk pay tribute to the dead.
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