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TWENTY more victims of October’s Moscow hostage raid by Chechen rebels plan to join a lawsuit seeking compensation from the city government, bringing the total to 81, their lawyer said yesterday.
A MOSCOW court yesterday rejected three lawsuits against the city brought by victims in the Russian theatre siege.
EIGHT victims of the Moscow theatre siege yesterday took their claims for £4.7 million in compensation to the Russian courts.
Performers of the Russian musical "Nord-Ost" were greeted with tears and applause as they put on two shows to commemorate those killed when Chechen gunmen burst into their theatre and took hundreds hostage.
RUSSIAN prosecutors have said 128 people died during the Moscow hostage crisis, eight more than previously revealed, news agencies in the country reported today.
RUSSIAN prosecutors said today that they have no evidence that any Chechen rebels escaped from the Moscow theatre where they had held hundreds of hostages .
A RUSSIAN helicopter attempting to land near the military’s main base in Chechnya was shot down by a missile yesterday killing all four aboard.
AN anaesthetic called Halothane has been found in the system of a hostage who survived the storming of a Russian theatre by Russian special forces.
THE US Embassy said yesterday that it had located a body believed to be that of an American who died during the hostage-taking at a Moscow theatre.
IT WAS not until I actually heard his voice that I realised quite how worried I had been.
TONY Blair refused yesterday to criticise the Russian authorities over their decision to use gas to end the Moscow theatre siege, as pressure grew for them to reveal the noxious substance.
A BRITISH family who escaped the Chechen rebels in Moscow last night said they were “extremely happy” to be back home after their ordeal.
RUSSIAN president Vladimir Putin was boldly unrepentant yesterday over using a secret, deadly gas to break the Moscow theatre siege, warning that he would again meet terror with extreme force.
WHEN the gas started pumping into the Moscow theatre on Saturday morning, those who took that dangerous decision were surely aware that in neutralising the terrorists they would threaten extensive loss of life among the hostages.
AMERICAN officials believe they have identified a gas used by Russian special forces which killed more than 100 hostages being held in a Moscow theatre by Chechen rebels - and revealed one of the victims was an American.
VLADIMIR Putin may have brought an end to the Moscow hostage crisis, but he now faces the wrath that follows the death of more than 100 citizens, most of whom seem to have died at the hands of their rescuers.
FEW world statesmen would wish to find themselves in the position of Vladimir Putin this morning.