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Beslan

 

city and administrative center of Pravoberezhnyi Raion, Severnaia Osetiia ASSR. Located on the right bank of the Terek River, it is a railroad station on the Armavir-Baku line (a line runs from Beslan to Ordzhonikidze). Population, 26,000 (1968). There is a corn-processing combine (the largest in Europe) that turns corn into starch, syrup, glucose, oil, and dry feed. A hemp factory, a plant for rein-forced-concrete structural elements, an auto repair enterprise, a gravel and sleeper plant, and a dairy are also located there. Beslan was reorganized from a settlement into a city in 1950.

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FSB-operated Alpha and Vympel special forces troops were alerted and sent to Beslan by plane.
It was also the scene of the 2004 Beslan massacre, in which Chechen separatist fighters took hundreds of hostages at a school - a siege that ended in the deaths of 330 people, around half of them children.
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Taisia Bziyeva-Dauyeva, 68, died last week in a hospital in the nearby regional capital Vladikavkaz, said Susanna Dudiyeva, head of the Beslan Mothers' Committee.
Putin praised security personnel who had a part in the operation to take out Basayev, who is thought to have masterminded the Beslan school siege in September 2004 in which over 350 people, most of them children, were killed and hundreds more injured.
THE only surviving member of the terror gang behind the Beslan school massacre could be executed.
Russian authorities dealing with the trauma of the Beslan school tragedy have turned for help to disaster response experts at a North university.
Authorities in Russia dealing with the Beslan school tragedy have turned to a North East university for help.
The Beslan Mothers Committee finally secured an invitation to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin Sept.
THE cries of grief-stricken mothers broke the silence in Beslan yesterday as all Russia stopped to mark the first anniversary of the massacre in which 331 children died.