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.
The examples considered range from the slaying of an acclaimed human rights activist to the Kremlin's negligence and outright malversation in the handling of the Nord-Ost
Specific topics include lessons learned form the Nord-Ost
attacks in Moscow and the September 11th attacks in the United States, the roles of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs and the US Department of Homeland Security in combating terrorism, terror related issues of toxic chemicals and explosive materials, the threat of cyberattacks to major transportation control systems in Russia, information assurance education in the United States, possibilities for Russian--American scientific cooperation in combating terrorism, and medical aspects of combating bioterrorism.
This freaky slag-heap of performance-cum-escapade had no choice but to be grueling for audience and actors alike, given its nested source material--Two Captains, the 1939 novel by Soviet writer Veniamin Kaverin, which in turn served as the basis for Nord-Ost
, the play being staged when Chechen rebels took an entire Moscow theater audience hostage in 2002.
The Foundation came into existence two years ago after the Nord-Ost
theater siege crisis in Moscow where 100% of every dollar raised was disbursed to the victims' families.
It seems they studied all the cases, from the Nord-Ost
to those in the US", said Tedeyev.
The latest attack mirrored the siege of the Moscow Dubrovka theatre in October 2002, when hundreds of Russians attending the Nord-Ost
musical were taken hostage by 40 men and women.
Yes, the Moscow government did not commit the terrorist act, but they are guilty of letting it happen,' said Valentina Khramtsova, the widow of a musician in the Nord-Ost
Among those let out of that clinic, Hospital No 1 for War Veterans, was Georgy Vasilyev, the producer of Nord-Ost
, the musical that was in progress when the theatre was seized.
They had taken over the theatre last Wednesday during a performance of the musical Nord-Ost
The siege started as the audience waited for the second act of the popular Russian musical Nord-Ost
Between 100 and 200 hostages, mainly women and children, were released shortly after the siege began on Wednesday evening, just before the second act of popular Russian musical Nord-Ost