Massacre in Moscow revives painful memory of the assault on the Dubrovka theater in 2002

Monday 25 March, 2024
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In an attack that left more than 130 dead in just 20 minutes, the tragedy at the Crocus theater this Friday in Moscow brings to mind the dramatic episode of the kidnapping at the Dubrovka theater in 2002.

Fifty Chechen militiamen, demanding the withdrawal of Russian troops from Chechnya, held around 850 people captive for three days. The Russian special forces rescue operation, although successful, resulted in the deaths of 130 hostages, mainly from the anesthetic gas used during the liberation.

Relatives of the Dubrovka theater victims demanded justice and accountability from Moscow authorities, while President Putin stepped up military operations in Chechnya in response to the attack, marking a turning point in his two-decade presidential term.

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Source: Paola Padilla from Sinaloahoy on 2024-03-24 14:01:56

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