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Today - the third anniversary of the Beslan tragedy

September 3 2007

Many years on September 1 in Russia was a holiday. Since 2004, unfortunately, this date was also a day of remembrance and mourning. September 1, 2004 at school № 1 in Beslan Knowledge Day turned into a day of horror and death. More than three hundred lives claimed the attack. Many families affected by the Beslan tragedy is still in need of help - and not just the moral.

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What happened here in September 2004, millions of people believe the worst terrorist attack in Russian history. His victims included 330 people, 186 of them - the children. According to the findings of the Duma committee, the terrorists were not more than 32 people. One of which - Nurpashi Kulayev - survived and was sentenced to life imprisonment. Terrorists do not give children the water, and held hostage, tortured by thirst, had ceased to fear death.

Three years after the Beslan school tragedy committee "Mothers of Beslan" is planning to appeal to Russian President Vladimir Putin with his own film about the investigation into the Beslan attack. Chairman of the committee, "Beslan Mothers" Susanna Dudiyeva said that "a film made on documents that were received during the trial of terrorists and leaders of the Right Bank Kulayev police department."

"In this movie, all of what we call in their petitions to the Attorney General's Office about the investigation of certain facts that should shed light on the investigation into the Beslan tragedy," - added Susanna Dudiyeva. According to her, "now leaves no doubt" that all "are talking about witnesses, the hostages themselves and the leaders of the operational headquarters to rescue hostages, deserves attention, discussion and investigation." Preliminary screening of the film will be held Sept. 3 at the Palace of Culture in Beslan.

At 13:05 Moscow time, all of North Ossetia will freeze within a minute's silence in memory of victims of the Beslan terrorist attack. A minute of silence will be declared exactly in the moment when the terrorists seized the Beslan school was heard the first explosion, and killed the first hostage.

"Three years after the tragedy in the ruined gym at 13:05 you will hear no explosion, and hit the bell, and will be one minute of silence" - told in the administration of Beslan. At this time all over the country stopped traffic, people get up in offices and educational institutions, and into the yard shattered school come surviving Beslan hostage and students to give back to the memory of the dead.

After a minute of silence at the memorial cemetery begins a metronome, the sound is called the names of all victims - students, teachers, parents, special forces volunteers. And then the children have traditionally been under nabatny bells are released into the sky white balloons - 334 the number killed in the attack.

The funeral music in the school and the cemetery will be heard until late at night and on Tuesday, ending a three-day mourning for those killed in the terrorist attack, a requiem for the people of Beslan will perform the world-renowned clarinetist Michael Collins and the symphony orchestra Pletnev.

Russian President Vladimir Putin urged not to forget the children who died in Beslan. "We can not you forget about the tragedy that occurred a few years ago, we can not forget about those children who have never in my school do not go, I am referring to the tragic events of Beslan - Putin said.

Asha Shibanova


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