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In Beslan school year begins

September 5 2008

Just today, 5 September, schools in Beslan in North Ossetia school year begins - this is the only Russian city where children have not started to learn on Sept. 1 because three days of mourning for those killed during the terrorist act in Beslan school in 2004.

"The school year in schools in Beslan and the entire Right Bank district will begin on September 5, after being completed ceremonies in memory of victims of terrorist attack" - said on the official portal of the Republic of North Ossetia.

Four years ago a group of militants during the morning line captured the city school № 1, the hostage was more than a thousand people. Three days of children and teachers held without food and water. All completed the explosion and storm. Killed 335 people, including 186 children.

Victims of terrorist attacks was commemorated residents of Beslan and North Ossetia, for all three days. Relatives of the victims, acquaintances and just citizens came to the city memorial cemetery and the school, where lit candles in silence.

3 September throughout the country observed a minute's silence in the sky was launched more than three hundred balloons in memory of the victims.

Total school terrorists held 1.128 thousand hostages. On the case of attacks by militants on a school in Beslan victims found 1.315 thousand.

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