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'Loud blast' at theatre  A loud explosion has been heard at a theatre where Chechen rebels are holding up to 800 people hostage Theatre gunmen fire at escapees  Chechen gunmen have fired bazookas at two women who escaped as medical personnel entered the building 7 freed from theater  Urgent negotiations are going on to try to secure the release of 75 foreign nationals Rebels threaten to kill hostages  Chechens in a theatre have said they will begin shooting hostages if Moscow does not order the withdrawal of troops Russian troops storm theater
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Russia, USA disagree over Iran Crisis talks on military Riot after World Cup defeat Sex row author faces jail 14 die in airport crash  Ilyushin Il-86 crashed on take-off from Sheremetyevo-1, Moscow's biggest airport. Two people survived Crash: Stabiliser suspected Russia, Iraq close to $40b deal  Iraq's ambassador said that Russia and Iraq are planning to sign a 5-year, $40 billion economic cooperation agreement Search on for survivors under the rubble Hopes fade for blast survivors Russia warns against Iraq attack Forest fire smog chokes Moscow   Putin hardens stance on Georgia  Russian President used the first anniversary of the terror attacks on the U.S. to issue an ultimatum to the ex-Soviet state Russia faces U.S. Iraq mission   Putin celebrating 50th birthday  The president has been showered with gifts, ranging from children's postcards to a jewel-encrusted tsarist crown Governor killed. Police hunt assassin Explosion at McDonald's Chechen gunmen seize theater
Intourist Hotel closes Independent TV-6 shut down Putin enters Olympic row US chicken ban in force Russia and US agree arms cuts  Bush says the United States and Russia have reached agreement on cutting their nuclear arsenals   Putin and Bush sign nuclear arms deal


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  Gunmen took more than 700 people hostage, threatening to kill some. They had mined portions of the building
 
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  36 of the Chechen hostage-takers were killed preventing the explosion of the building. Some of the captors may have escaped
 During a sold out performance of Nord-Ost, 42 heavily armed Chechen militants took 850 hostages and demanded the withdrawal of Russian forces from Chechnya. 129 of the hostages, mainly children who overdosed on Fentanyl, were killed
Oct.26 140 die in theatre siege climax     Putin sorrow over hostage toll  President has made a televised address to apologise to families of hostages killed. Putin praised the pre-dawn operation Oct.27   Gas killed all 115 hostages in raid
  Hostages died of health problems stemming from the gas used to end the siege, Moscow's chief doctor said
  Siege gas mystery unresolved  The authorities are under renewed pressure to provide details. A day of national mourning has been declared Oct.28     No deals with terrorists - Putin  'Russia will not reach any agreements with terrorists and will not yield to any sorts of blackmail'   Anger grows over gas tactics
  Calls are growing for an investigation into why doctors were not provided an antidote to the gas
  US identifies deadly siege gas  The sleep inducing substance was not a nerve gas, but an opiate which dulls the senses, the embassy said Oct.29   Siege gas 'was morphine spray'  The Pentagon is quoting U.S. Embassy officials   Tense vigil for survivors' relatives  Relatives of hundreds of former hostages are still waiting for word on their condition. The first funerals were held   Mass arrests follow siege  Security forces have arrested 30 people, including several security officers, on suspicion of helping the Chechen rebels Oct.30   Russia names siege gas  Health Minister says the gas was based on fentanyl, a potent opium-based narcotic used as an anaesthetic Oct.31 Russia scolds N. Korea over nukes Arrested with 18 pounds of mercury

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Nov.1   Warlord admits Moscow theatre raid
  Shamil Basayev said on a Web site that his group was behind theatre siege in which 119 hostages died Nov.4 Theatre siege captured on video
Nov.9 Theatre honours hostage victims Nov.10 Putin attacks Chechen peace calls

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Dec.11 Lokomotiv derails Real in draw
Dec.18 Russia 'regrets' Bush missile plan Dec.19 Putin attacks 'terror' live on TV Dec.24 Siege victims seek $40m





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Russia and US agree arms cuts  Bush says the United States and Russia have reached agreement on cutting their nuclear arsenals   Putin and Bush sign nuclear arms deal




Moscow, 2002 War & Army Timeline ... See World War & Army timeline Top ^
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May.13
May.24
  Landmark nuclear arms treaty slashes the two countries' arsenals by two-thirds. It's banishing the legacy of the Cold War
May.31 Crisis talks on military
Sep.2 Russia warns against Iraq attack Sep.11   Putin hardens stance on Georgia  Russian President used the first anniversary of the terror attacks on the U.S. to issue an ultimatum to the ex-Soviet state Oct.23 Chechen gunmen seize theater
  Gunmen took more than 700 people hostage, threatening to kill some. They had mined portions of the building
Oct.25 Russian troops storm theater
  36 of the Chechen hostage-takers were killed preventing the explosion of the building. Some of the captors may have escaped
 During a sold out performance of Nord-Ost, 42 heavily armed Chechen militants took 850 hostages and demanded the withdrawal of Russian forces from Chechnya. 129 of the hostages, mainly children who overdosed on Fentanyl, were killed
Oct.27 Gas killed all 115 hostages in raid
  Hostages died of health problems stemming from the gas used to end the siege, Moscow's chief doctor said
Oct.30 Russia names siege gas  Health Minister says the gas was based on fentanyl, a potent opium-based narcotic used as an anaesthetic Oct.31 Russia scolds N. Korea over nukes Nov.1 Warlord admits Moscow theatre raid  Shamil Basayev said on a Web site that his group was behind theatre siege in which 119 hostages died Nov.10 Putin attacks Chechen peace calls Dec.18 Russia 'regrets' Bush missile plan



Moscow, 2002 Disasters Timeline ... See World Disasters timeline Top ^
2002 Jul.28 14 die in airport crash  Ilyushin Il-86 crashed on take-off from Sheremetyevo-1, Moscow's biggest airport. Two people survived Jul.29 Crash: Stabiliser suspected
Aug.20 Search on for survivors under the rubble Aug.21 Hopes fade for blast survivors Sep.5 Forest fire smog chokes Moscow Oct.27 Gas killed all 115 hostages in raid
  Hostages died of health problems stemming from the gas used to end the siege, Moscow's chief doctor said
Oct.28 US identifies deadly siege gas  The sleep inducing substance was not a nerve gas, but an opiate which dulls the senses, the embassy said Oct.29 Siege gas 'was morphine spray'  The Pentagon is quoting U.S. Embassy officials



Moscow, 2002 Sports Timeline ... See World Sports timeline Top ^
2002 Feb.22 Putin enters Olympic row Jun.9 Riot after World Cup defeat Dec.11 Lokomotiv derails Real in draw



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2002 Jan.7 Intourist Hotel closes
Jan.11 Independent TV-6 shut down Mar.9 US chicken ban in force Aug.17 Russia, Iraq close to $40b deal  Iraq's ambassador said that Russia and Iraq are planning to sign a 5-year, $40 billion economic cooperation agreement



Moscow, 2002 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2002 Jun.9 Riot after World Cup defeat
Jul.24 Sex row author faces jail Oct.18 Governor killed. Police hunt assassin Oct.19 Explosion at McDonald's Oct.23 Chechen gunmen seize theater
  Gunmen took more than 700 people hostage, threatening to kill some. They had mined portions of the building
Oct.23 'Loud blast' at theatre  A loud explosion has been heard at a theatre where Chechen rebels are holding up to 800 people hostage Oct.24 Theatre gunmen fire at escapees  Chechen gunmen have fired bazookas at two women who escaped as medical personnel entered the building Oct.24 7 freed from theater  Urgent negotiations are going on to try to secure the release of 75 foreign nationals Oct.25 Rebels threaten to kill hostages  Chechens in a theatre have said they will begin shooting hostages if Moscow does not order the withdrawal of troops Oct.26 140 die in theatre siege climax Oct.29 Mass arrests follow siege  Security forces have arrested 30 people, including several security officers, on suspicion of helping the Chechen rebels Oct.31 Arrested with 18 pounds of mercury Nov.1 Warlord admits Moscow theatre raid  Shamil Basayev said on a Web site that his group was behind theatre siege in which 119 hostages died Nov.4 Theatre siege captured on video Dec.24 Siege victims seek $40m



Moscow, 2002 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2002 May.24   Putin and Bush sign nuclear arms deal
  Landmark nuclear arms treaty slashes the two countries' arsenals by two-thirds. It's banishing the legacy of the Cold War
May.24 Russia, USA disagree over Iran Sep.28 Russia faces U.S. Iraq mission Oct.7   Putin celebrating 50th birthday  The president has been showered with gifts, ranging from children's postcards to a jewel-encrusted tsarist crown Oct.26   Putin sorrow over hostage toll  President has made a televised address to apologise to families of hostages killed. Putin praised the pre-dawn operation Oct.27 Siege gas mystery unresolved  The authorities are under renewed pressure to provide details. A day of national mourning has been declared Oct.28   No deals with terrorists - Putin  'Russia will not reach any agreements with terrorists and will not yield to any sorts of blackmail' Oct.28 Anger grows over gas tactics
  Calls are growing for an investigation into why doctors were not provided an antidote to the gas
Oct.29 Tense vigil for survivors' relatives  Relatives of hundreds of former hostages are still waiting for word on their condition. The first funerals were held Oct.31 Russia scolds N. Korea over nukes Nov.9 Theatre honours hostage victims Dec.19 Putin attacks 'terror' live on TV