The CFR's website features a "back-grounder" on Chechnya entitled "Chechen Terrorism (Russia, Chechnya, Separatist)" that lists all the usual terror incidents in Russia referred to in our major media and attributed to Chechens: the Moscow apartment bombings, the Dubrovka
Theater hostage crisis, the Beslan school massacre, etc.
An opioid that isn't covered by the Chemical Weapons Convention, fentanyl was used against 50 armed Chechen separatists who seized the crowded Dubrovka
theatre in Moscow Oct.
While a musical show was playing at Moscow's Dubrovka
theater, 40 to 50 Chechen separatists stormed the building and took more than several hundred people hostage.
The massacre, also known as the 2002 Nord-Ost Siege, resulted from the seizure of the Dubrovka
Theater in Moscow by some 40-armed Chechens.
Many of the stories in the American press have mentioned some of the more spectacular terrorist incidents in Russia that are routinely attributed to Chechen terrorists: the 1999 bombings of a shopping mall and apartment buildings; the 2002 siege of Moscow's Dubrovka
Theater; and the 2004 Beslan school massacre.
Theater seized with over 700 taken hostage; Russian special forces launched a rescue mission employing an opium-derived gas to disable terrorists, which ultimately resulted in the death of 120 hostages.
On October 23, 2002, some 50 Chechen militants stormed the Dubrovka
theater in southwest Moscow and took 912 people hostage.
I think of her involvement as negotiator at the Theatre Dubrovka
in Moscow in 2002, as one of the individuals most trusted to resolve the matter peacefully--and how she described the extreme cold she experienced in the theatre and her sense of dread, "Never had a theatre in the entire world been so packed with explosives.
20) Hostage-taking attacks on the Dubrovka
Theater in Moscow in 2002 and a school in Beslan in 2004, however, actually boosted Russian popular support for a hard-line approach toward Chechnya.
Vladimir Putin (2002) harshly criticized the actions of certain media during the taking of hostages at the Theatre Centre on Dubrovka
at the end of October, 2002.
The public stands along the walls, while a performer sits backwards and blindfolded on a chair--in the same position in which one of the Chechen terrorists, asphyxiated by gas, was found after taking the audience hostage in the Dubrovka
theater in Moscow in 2002.
The use of an incapacitant by Russian special forces to resolve a 26 October 2002 hostage situation at the Dubrovka
Theatre in Moscow takes center stage throughout the book.