Beslan School Massacre: 10 Years After

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It has been 10 years since the tragic Beslan school massacre, which took the lives of 334, to include 154 children, after a three day standoff between Islamic separatists and Russian special forces.

It has been 10 years since the tragic Beslan school massacre, which took the lives of 334, to include 154 children, after a three day standoff between Islamic separatists and Russian special forces.

© RIA Novosti . Evgeny BiyatovIt has been 10 years since the tragic Beslan school massacre, which took the lives of 334, to include 154 children, after a three day standoff between Islamic separatists and Russian special forces.
Above: A mourning event in commemoration of Beslan’s victims.
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It has been 10 years since the tragic Beslan school massacre, which took the lives of 334, to include 154 children, after a three day standoff between Islamic separatists and Russian special forces.
Above: A mourning event in commemoration of Beslan’s victims.
© Natalia Lvova / Go to the photo bankOn September 1, 2004 School #1 in North Ossetia’s town of Beslan was attacked by armed Islamists. Over 800 students and 60 teachers were in attendance that day along with their families.
Above: Destroyed School #1 in Beslan, North Ossetia.
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On September 1, 2004 School #1 in North Ossetia’s town of Beslan was attacked by armed Islamists. Over 800 students and 60 teachers were in attendance that day along with their families.
Above: Destroyed School #1 in Beslan, North Ossetia.
© RIA Novosti . Anton Podgayko / Go to the photo bankSeptember 1 is the traditional start of the school year, which is usually called Knowledge Day. Because of the Knowledge Day festivities, both friends and family were present at the school.
Above: A mourning event in commemoration of Beslan’s victims.
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September 1 is the traditional start of the school year, which is usually called Knowledge Day. Because of the Knowledge Day festivities, both friends and family were present at the school.
Above: A mourning event in commemoration of Beslan’s victims.
© RIA Novosti . Evgeny BiyatovThe next day, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) held an emergency session, where they blamed the terrorists for their actions, asking the latter to free the hostages. However, the terrorists completely ignored to the request of the UNSC.
Above: Beslan citizens during the mourning event at Destroyed School #1 in Beslan, North Ossetia.
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The next day, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) held an emergency session, where they blamed the terrorists for their actions, asking the latter to free the hostages. However, the terrorists completely ignored to the request of the UNSC.
Above: Beslan citizens during the mourning event at Destroyed School #1 in Beslan, North Ossetia.
© RIA Novosti . Evgeny Biyatov / Go to the photo bankAs a result of the terrorist attack 334 people, including 186 children were killed and more than 800 were injured.
Above: A woman is crying at a graveyard in Beslan, where the victims of the tragedy were buried.
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As a result of the terrorist attack 334 people, including 186 children were killed and more than 800 were injured.
Above: A woman is crying at a graveyard in Beslan, where the victims of the tragedy were buried.
© RIA Novosti . Vladimir Ivanov / Go to the photo bankAs early as September 3, people from all over Russia and other countries began to send humanitarian aid to Beslan. Every year, on September 1 people visit the school to commemorate the hostages killed during the terrorist attack.
Above: A memorial to officers of the Alpha and Vympel units who sheilded hostages with their bodies.
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As early as September 3, people from all over Russia and other countries began to send humanitarian aid to Beslan. Every year, on September 1 people visit the school to commemorate the hostages killed during the terrorist attack.
Above: A memorial to officers of the Alpha and Vympel units who sheilded hostages with their bodies.
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