On October 26, 2002, authorities interrupted negotiations and went on the assault on the building seized by terrorists during the presentation of the musical Nord-Ost. As a result of the special operation, 130 people were killed. According to the public organization “Nord-Ost” – 174 people. More than 700 were injured. The cause of the death of many hostages was the gas put into the room, the composition of which is still classified. The doctors who saved the lives of the victims did not have information about the necessary antidote.
In 2011, the European Court of Human Rights examined the collective complaint of victims of the terrorist attack and admitted that the Russian authorities violated the right to life and to a fair trial.
The court ordered Russia to pay monetary compensation to the families of the victims of the attack and to investigate the circumstances of the deaths of 130 people. However, the Investigative Committee of Russia refused to initiate criminal proceedings against persons responsible for the deaths during the assault.
To Chairman of the State Duma
On September 16, 1999 in Volgodonsk, Rostov Region, the largest-scale terrorist attack (in terms of destruction and the number of victims) was committed in Russia (officially more than 16194 victims, of which about 1000 were children).
But still in Russia there is no federal law on the social protection of victims of terrorist attacks. Continue reading
Корреспондент НТВ Михаил Антропов вспомнил события двадцатилетней давности и встретился с теми, кто пережил атаку террористов в Волгодонске.
Валентина Варцаба, АиФ – Ростов
16 сентября 2019 года исполнилось 20 лет со дня теракта в Волгодонске. Как сейчас живут выжившие жители города и почему у них до сих пор нет правового статуса «жертва террористического акта», рассказывает «АиФ-Ростов». Continue reading