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    PRESIDENT PUTIN PLEDGES TO GO THROUGH WITH BESLAN TRAGEDY PROBE

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    MOSCOW, October 30 (RIA Novosti) - The Prosecutor General's Office and a parliamentary commission investigating the Beslan tragedy are certain to go through with it, Russian President Vladimir Putin stated at his meeting with North Ossetian President Alexander Dzasokhov.

    "We wish all measures were taken to clear up the circumstances of Beslan," Mr. Dzasokhov pointed out.

    The president said that he had just discussed the work of the parliamentary commission with Speaker of the Federation Council Sergei Mironov. "They are working hard and they are certain to accomplish the investigation. So is the Prosecutor General's Office," Mr. Putin said.

    "We must analyze the circumstances of the tragedy. The federal and republican authorities still have much work to do too," the Russian president pointed out.

    "We must do a lot to restore law and order in the North Caucasus, and North Ossetia particularly," Vladimir Putin said, adding that he had issued an order to appoint a new head of the FSB Department for North Ossetia.

    "I think it is one of the main tasks for you and your Cabinet colleagues," the head of state said.

    On his part, Alexander Dzasokhov said the republic's authorities were doing their best to prevent a new escalation of tension.

    "Both social and official life of the republic is marked with sorrow, of course, but the whole nation is at one with the citizens of Beslan."

    Authorities have elaborated a plan to construct new schools and hospitals in Beslan.

    Vladimir Putin stressed that it is necessary to "help people overcome their grief, solve social and economic problems, resolve issues of infrastructure, in other words help the town".

    In the day of the tragedy all Russia and the whole world shared the grief of Beslan, the North Ossetian President said.

    "A thousand and a half locals of the town, both children and adults, were received in the best sanatoria of Russia and southern Ukraine. Our children and teachers were treated by the best doctors. Our multiethnic nation will never forget what has been done to help and support us," the president remarked.

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