of the State Duma Valery Ostanin: the theatre cannot
be stored, as there are hundreds of hostages
Press Release, October 24, 2002
The theatre cannot be stormed, as there are hundreds
of hostages says deputy of the State Duma and member
of the Security Committee of the State Duma Valery
Ostanin. According to Ostanin, a careful "jeweller's
operation" is required here, as the lives of
many people now depend on the professionalism of the
leader of YABLOKO Grigory Yavlinsky flies to Moscow
Press Release, October 24, 2002
On October 24, about 18:00 (Moscow time) the leader
of the YABLOKO party Grigory Yavlinsky took a regular
flight to Moscow from Novosibirsk to be able to participate
in the negotiations with the terrorists holding hostages
at a theatre in the centre of Moscow. Yavlinsky is
scheduled to arrive in Moscow at 21:00.
Yavlinsky conducts negotiations with terrorists
Press Release, October 24, 2002, 23:50
The leader of the YABLOKO party Grigory Yavlinsky
is now inside the building of the theatre and is negotiating
with the terrorists, according to information released
by the Head of Public Relations of the Federal Bureau
of Investigations of Russia Sergei Ignatchenko to
journalists on Thursday night, October 24.
Yavlinsky in consultations with the Kremlin
Press Release, October 25, 2002, 05:45 a.m.
Media and Terrorism
By Alexander Alekseev, Rosbalt Information Agency, Translated by
David M. Rosbalt, June 6, 2004
It is often said the mass media plays into the hands of terrorists,
covering in detail their acts of terrorism. On the other hand, informational
limitations can turn into a complete absence of reliable information
and a loss of the media's independence.
Russia: Heroes and Lawyers.
By Vladimir Kovalev, Transitions Online, March 10, 2003
Secret awards given to FSB top brass in the wake of the Nord-Ost
crisis cause consternation, while former hostages pursue additional compensation.
Alexei Arbatov: What Should We
Do About Chechnya?
Interview with Alexei Arbatov by Mikhail Falaleev
Komsomolskaya Pravda, November 9, 2002
We need to review
the course of action we have pursued in Chechnya over the past
three years - the military, economic, and political aspects. Look,
even the Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov recently referred to events
in Chechnya as "a war" - previously, the official term was "counter-terrorist
operation". This indicates that events are getting out of control.
calls on journalists to show restraint
Rosbalt, October 24, 2002, 15:22
St.Petersburg, October 24, 2002. Deputy Chairman of
the YABLOKO party and deputy of the State Duma Sergei
Mitrokhin, who is now at the headquarters formed owing
to the seizure by a group of armed people of a theatre,
showing the Nord-Ost musical in Moscow, called on
the mass media not to disclose the details of possible
actions by forces from the security agencies and bodies
responsible for internal affairs. This information
was provided by the Ekho Moskvi radio station.
Yavlinsky to continue negotiations with terrorists
RosBusinessConsulting, October 25, 2002, 11:24:14
Dead in Theater, 8 Walk Free
The Moscow Times, By Lyuba Pronina, Oksana Yablokova
and Andrei Zolotov Jr., October 25, 2002.
A sniper on Thursday targeting the front entrance
to the theater where hundreds of people were taken
hostage during "Nord Ost."
Rebels Hold Hundreds in Theater, One Dead
Reuters, By Larisa Sayenko, October 24, 5:12 PM ET
MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Chechen "suicide squad" held
hundreds of people hostage for a second night Thursday
in a Moscow theater rigged with explosives, after
killing one woman who tried to escape.