Beslan

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Beslan

(ˈbɛzlɑːn)
n
(Placename) a town in the North Ossetian Republic in Russia: scene of a massacre in 2004 when Chechen extremists held a school hostage, leading to a siege in which 344 people were killed. Pop: 35 550 (2002)
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The United States has 9/11 memories; Russians have comparably ghastly recollections of Moscow metro bombings, the 2002 Moscow theater hostage crisis (170 dead), and the 2004 Beslam school massacre (380 dead).