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School, movie theater hostages: A look at past terror and violence in the Chechnya region

Published: Friday, April 19 2013 12:00 a.m. MDT

Flowers, candles and portraits of those who died during terrorist attack on a Moscow theater, lay in front of the theater in Moscow, Russia, Friday, Oct. 26, 2012.   Families the 130 people who died in a hostage crisis at a Moscow theater 10 years ago will hold a ceremony outside the venue where Chechen militants held 912 audience members for three days.  (Misha Japaridze, Associated Press) Flowers, candles and portraits of those who died during terrorist attack on a Moscow theater, lay in front of the theater in Moscow, Russia, Friday, Oct. 26, 2012. Families the 130 people who died in a hostage crisis at a Moscow theater 10 years ago will hold a ceremony outside the venue where Chechen militants held 912 audience members for three days. (Misha Japaridze, Associated Press)

Moscow theater siege:

2002: Gassing of theater clouds rescue effort

2002: Chechen leader claims credit for theater takeover

2002: Theater ordeal destroyed a dream

2002: Hostages from theater seeking compensation

2012: Russians mark 10 years since deadly theater siege

Beslan school siege:

2004: Russian school seized

2004: Half of 340 slain are kids

2004: Teen chose to stay with sister in Beslan

2004: Coffins of siege victims fill streets

2004: Russian security officials say 10 of Beslan school raiders identified

A man stands in front of portraits of victims of a theatre siege in Moscow, Russia, Friday, Oct. 26, 2012. Families the 130 people who died in a hostage crisis at a Moscow theater 10 years ago will hold a ceremony outside the venue where Chechen militants held 912 audience members for three days.  (Misha Japaridze, Associated Press) A man stands in front of portraits of victims of a theatre siege in Moscow, Russia, Friday, Oct. 26, 2012. Families the 130 people who died in a hostage crisis at a Moscow theater 10 years ago will hold a ceremony outside the venue where Chechen militants held 912 audience members for three days. (Misha Japaridze, Associated Press)

2004: Anti-terrorism demonstration draws masses of Russians

2004: Putin vows to strike terrorists; warlord admits school siege

2005: Probe clears handling of Beslan siege

2005: Report blames Russia police

2006: Chechen gets life in prison for '04 Russia school siege

2009: Russians mark 5 years since Beslan school tragedy

Other violence and Chechnya-related stories:

1999: Chechen insurgents slay 250 Russians

1999: War against Chechnya lifts Russian army image

1999: Russians let civilians flee Chechnya

1999: Yeltsin hails offensive in Chechnya

2000: Russians claim inroads in south Chechnya

Hostages sit with their weapons in the school in Beslan, Russia taken  in this undated image from television during the early part of the siege which began on  Sept. 1, 2004 and ended with over 300 people dead. Two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing have been identified to The Associated Press as coming from a Russian region near Chechnya  In the past, insurgents from Chechnya and neighboring restive provinces in the Caucasus have been involved in terror attacks in Moscow and other places in Russia. (NTV-Russian Television Channel, File, Associated Press) Hostages sit with their weapons in the school in Beslan, Russia taken in this undated image from television during the early part of the siege which began on Sept. 1, 2004 and ended with over 300 people dead. Two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing have been identified to The Associated Press as coming from a Russian region near Chechnya In the past, insurgents from Chechnya and neighboring restive provinces in the Caucasus have been involved in terror attacks in Moscow and other places in Russia. (NTV-Russian Television Channel, File, Associated Press)

2002: Death toll hits 46 in Grozny

2009: Russia: Bomb caused train crash that killed 26

2010: Islamic militants raid Chechen parliament, 6 dead

2012: Russia says it foiled terrorist plot against Sochi

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