President of South Ossetia will take part in the commemorative events dedicated to the 19th anniversary of the terrorist attack in Beslan

Sat, 02/09/2023 - 14:42

President of South Ossetia Alan Gagloev, together with the head of the Republic of North Ossetia-Alania Sergey Menyailo, the heads of the parliaments of South and North Ossetia Alan Alborov and Taimuraz Tuskaev, deputies and members of the governments of the two republics will lay wreaths and flowers at the City of Angels memorial complex in Beslan.

This was reported to IA "Res" by the press Secretary of the head of state, Natalia Bosikova.

On Sunday, members of the South Ossetian delegation will also commemorate the fallen soldiers of the special forces of the FSB "Alpha" and "Vympel". ⠀

A commemorative action in memory of the victims of the Beslan tragedy will take place on Sunday, at 12.30, on Cathedral Square near the Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the capital of South Ossetia, the Presidential Executive Office told IA "Res".

Pupils of schools, teachers, as well as representatives of the leadership of the Republic will take part in the mourning action. Children annually bring drinking water to the memorial, which was so lacking during the terrible September days, and soft toys. 334 balloons will traditionally be released into the sky.

Funeral services will be held in all churches of the Republic. All mass cultural events for the period September 1-3 have been canceled in the Republic.

On the morning of September 1, 2004, a detachment of terrorists numbering more than 30 people seized school No. 1 in Beslan, where a festive assembly was taking place at that time. The terrorists took hostage 1128 people who were being held in the school gym for three days without water and food.⠀

The victims of the tragedy have become 334 people, of which 186 are children. The employees of law enforcement agencies and the Ministry of Emergency Situations were also killed. 810 people were wounded.

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