Moscow theater hostage crisis

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Bold indicates attacks resulting in over 50 deaths
1995: Budyonnovsk –
1996: Kizlyar-Pervomayskoye – 1999: Vladikavkaz – Russian apartment bombings – 2002: Kaspiysk bombing – Moscow crisis – Grozny 2003: Znamenskoye bombing – Tushino – Stavropol bombing – Red Square bombing – 2004: Moscow metro bombing 1 – Grozny Dynamo stadium – Moscow metro bombing 2 – Aircraft bombings – Beslan crisis – 2006: Cherkizovsky Market, Moscow – 2008: Vladikavkaz – 2009: Nazran – Nevsky Express – 2010: Moscow metro bombing 3 – Kizlyar

The Moscow theater hostage crisis, also known as the 2002 Nord-Ost siege, was the seizure of a crowded Moscow theater on 23 October 2002 by some 40 to 50 armed Chechens who claimed allegiance to the Islamist militant separatist movement in Chechnya.[1] They took 850 hostages and demanded the withdrawal of Russian forces from Chechnya and an end to the Second Chechen War. The siege was officially led by Movsar Barayev. After a two-and-a-half day siege, Russian Spetsnaz forces pumped an unknown chemical agent (thought to be fentanyl, or 3-methylfentanyl), into the building's ventilation system and raided it.[1]

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