Beslan School Siege Survivor’s Account


From Global Voices:

Agunda Vataeva (LJ user agunya) was a 13-year-old girl about to begin her ninth-grade studies on Sept. 1, 2004, the day when she, her mother and more than 1,100 others were taken hostage at School #1 in the North Ossetian town of Beslan. She survived the three-day siege. Her mother, a teacher, didn’t. Of the 334 hostages who lost their lives six years ago, 186 were children.

Agunda is a 19-year-old college student now. In the past three days, she has posted three installments of her recollections (RUS) of Sept. 1-3, 2004, on her LiveJournal and Radio Echo of Moscow blogs.

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4 thoughts on “Beslan School Siege Survivor’s Account”

  1. Uh-oh.

    First sign of a possibly dead site: long period of inactivity with no new posts or word from the owners, even though events that normally would be posted about continue to happen.

    Second sign of a possibly dead site: spam posts that remain up without deletion.

    Don’t know if we’re there yet, but this is worrisome.

    Anyone home?

  2. OK, I see Joe K. left a comment yesterday, and the two spam posts that are up were left yesterday, which isn’t that long ago. I’m assuming AL is just very busy right now. So, maybe not dead, but going through a slow spell re: new posts?

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