Russia commemorates second anniversary of Moscow threater hostage-taking


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Flowers and candles honoring the memory of 130 hostages who died at the Dubrovka theater in southeast Moscow two years ago. The sign reads "Nord Ost бн Beslan."(Moscow Times Photo)

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A child attends the mourning ceremony with flowers in hand at the theater on Dubrovka Street in downtown Moscow, Oct. 26, 2004. Muscovites held a solemn ceremony Tuesday to mark the second anniversary of the hostage-taking tragedy that left 130 innocent people dead. Some 40 Chechen gunmen seized the theater on Oct. 23, 2002 and took over 900 people hostage. The siege lasted three days before Russian special services stormed the theater and shot all the Chechen guerrillas dead.

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An old woman sheds tears during the mourning ceremony at the theater on Dubrovka Street in downtown Moscow, Oct. 26, 2004. Muscovites held a solemn ceremony Tuesday to mark the second anniversary of the hostage-taking tragedy that left 130 innocent people dead. Some 40 Chechen gunmen seized the theater on Oct. 23, 2002 and took over 900 people hostage. The siege lasted three days before Russian special services stormed the theater and shot all the Chechen guerrillas dead.

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Muscovites attend the mourning ceremony with candles in hand at the theater on Dubrovka Street in downtown Moscow, Oct. 26, 2004. Muscovites held a solemn ceremony Tuesday to mark the second anniversary of the hostage-taking tragedy that left 130 innocent people dead. Some 40 Chechen gunmen seized the theater on Oct. 23, 2002 and took over 900 people hostage. The siege lasted three days before Russian special services stormed the theater and shot all the Chechen guerrillas dead.

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An old man places the picture of his son who died in the hostage-taking tragedy in front of the memorial monument at the theater on Dubrovka Street in downtown Moscow, Oct. 26, 2004.

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A woman places flowers at the doorsteps of the theater on Dubrovka Street in downtown Moscow, Oct. 26, 2004.

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A man places a picture of his relative who died in the hostage-taking tragedy at the doorsteps of the theater on Dubrovka Street in downtown Moscow, Oct. 26, 2004.


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