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Chechen Terrorism

The Beslan school hostage crisis (also referred to as the Beslan school siege or Beslan massacre)[2][3][4] of early September 2004 lasted three days and involved the capture of over 1,100 people as hostages (including 777 children),[5] ending with the death of over 380 people. The crisis began when a group of armed Islamic separatist militants, mostly Ingush and Chechen, occupied School Number One (SNO) in the town of Beslan, North Ossetia (an autonomous republic in the North Caucasus region of the Russian Federation) on 1 September 2004. The hostage-takers were the Riyadus-Salikhin Battalion, sent by the Chechen separatist warlord Shamil Basayev, who demanded recognition of the independence of Chechnya at the UN and Russian withdrawal from Chechnya. On the third day of the standoff, Russian security forces entered the building with the use of tanks, incendiary rockets and other heavy weapons.[6] At least 334 hostages were killed as a result of the crisis, including 186 children,[7][8] with a significant number of people injured and reported missing…

The Budyonnovsk hospital hostage crisis took place from 14 June to 19 June 1995, when a group of 80 to 200 Chechen separatists led by Shamil Basayev attacked the southern Russian city of Budyonnovsk (pop. 60,000, often spelled Budennovsk), some 70 miles (110 km) north of the border with the de facto independent Chechen Republic of Ichkeria. The incident resulted in a ceasefire between Russia and Chechen rebels, and peace talks (which later failed) between Russia and the Chechens. It caused a major political crisis in Russia.

The Kizlyar-Pervomayskoye hostage crisis, known in Russia as the terrorist act in Kizlyar (Террористический акт в Кизляре) took place in January 1996 during the First Chechen War. What started as a raid conducted by a force of Chechen separatist guerrillas led by Salman Raduyev against a federal military airbase near the city of Kizlyar in the Russian republic of Dagestan turned into a massive hostage crisis involving thousands of civilians, most of whom were soon released. The crisis culminated in a bloody, full-scale battle between the Chechens and the Russian special forces in the Dagestani village of Pervomayskoye, which was destroyed by Russian artillery fire. In the end, the Chechens escaped from the siege with some of their hostages, while at least 26 hostages and more than 200 combatants on both sides died.


The Moscow theater hostage crisis, also known as the 2002 Nord-Ost siege, was the seizure of the crowded Dubrovka 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 into the building’s ventilation system and raided it.[1]

During the raid, all 40 of the attackers were killed by Russian forces, and about 130 hostages died due to adverse reactions to the gas (including nine foreigners).[2] All but two of the hostages who died during the siege were killed by the toxic substance pumped into the theater to subdue the militants.[3][4] The use of the gas was widely condemned as heavy-handed, but Moscow insisted it had little room for manoeuvre, as they were faced with the prospect of 50 heavily armed rebels prepared to kill themselves and their hostages.[5] Physicians in Moscow condemned the refusal to disclose the identity of the gas that prevented them from saving more lives. However, some reports said the drug naloxone was successfully used to save some hostages…


The Russian apartment bombings were a series of explosions that hit four apartment blocks in the Russian cities of Buynaksk, Moscow, and Volgodonsk in September 1999, killing 293 people and injuring 651. The explosions occurred in Buynaksk on 4 September, Moscow on 9 and 13 September, and Volgodonsk on 16 September. Several other bombs were defused in Moscow at the time.[1]

A similar bomb was found and defused in the Russian city of Ryazan on 22 September 1999. Two days later Federal Security Service Director Nikolai Patrushev announced that the Ryazan incident had been a training exercise.[2] This has led to the support of theories by Alexander Litvinenko (later murdered by an unusual radioactive isotope) and Anna Politkovskaya that the apartment bombings were carried out by the Russian secret service FSB (formerly KGB).

Together with the Invasion of Dagestan launched from Chechnya in August 1999 by Islamist militia led by Shamil Basayev and Ibn al-Khattab, the bombings caused the Russian Federation to launch the Second Chechen War

For a long time the holy grail of online gore was a video known either as “The unknown Russian soldier” or its more common name, “chechclear”, which depicts, up close and in living color, a young man gasping in pain and terror, a Chechen jackboot perched upon his head. In short order and without warning a large knife is plunged into his throat, slicing outward, splaying his neck into a large red blossom. The horrific scream that chokes into a bubbling gurgle stays in the mind far longer than the actual act.

As the US entered into the war in Iraq, a new type of tape became commonplace, the beheading. These propaganda videos almost all started with the accused relaying their crimes (real or implied), usually of the nature of providing aid or comfort to the American or resistance forces. A group of masked men would stand behind the victim, reading a statement until such time as a blade was brandished and the condemned was drawn to the floor as the executioner used the blade to end the life of his prey.

These acts are, as they sound, horrific beyond words. Why do some wish to see them? What do we gain from seeing the misery and anguish of others?

Of course, I cannot speak for others, only myself. For me, it is a means of confronting both evil and mortality, to see for myself things that will hopefully forever remain outside of my life. As a creative type, I need to understand these situations for future reference. No pleasure is gained from these viewings, only a better knowledge of humanity.

But there is one thing I have seen that sticks out in my mind, coming to me in my dreams, appearing as a shadow behind my normal vision, never allowing itself to leave my thoughts. This is a thing so horrific and brutal that words fail me when attempting to describe the horror and brutality it displays.

The feelings of empathy that flow through me as I watch these moments bring a heavy and sullen feeling to the air, the weight of doom and despair that certainly was felt by those present at these actions. This is a tape of such unconscionable behavior that I can literally feel my beliefs in the underlying good nature of people die within me.

Before getting to the tape proper, it is best to understand the context of what is happening on screen.

A group of rebel Chechens, led by Salautdin Temirbulatov crossed into the Republic of Dagestan, in an attempt to rout out the occupying Russian forces. Temirbulatov’s group came across a village being defended by a sparse group of 13 Russian conscripts. Upon realizing they were greatly outnumbered, 7 of the soldiers fled, while the remaining 6 continued to fight. Once they had run out of ammunition, they surrendered themselves into a promised POW status.

The tape opens with the six soldiers laying on the ground, face down, the one furthest to the right is straddled by a Chechen soldier, who is sawing at the neck of the soldier, leaving his twitching, gurgling body to lay face down in a spreading pool of thickened blood.

The other five soldiers do their best to ignore their friend’s plight, totally aware of similar gruesome fates that doubtless await them. Shortly thereafter the leftmost soldier is assaulted, stabbed in the chest and shoulders to subdue him before running his throat out as well.

The cold eye of the camera moves in for a fetishized closeup as his skin turns ashen from blood loss. The lack of oxygen slows his movements and reflexes, and we are left to watch the exposed trachea struggling to pull in air, a high-pitched whistling ushering forth from the gaping maw opened by the blade. The Chechen pauses to wipe the soldier’s blood from his blade onto the hand of the dying man.

The remaining three lay motionless, wondering when their turn will come. The Chechens carry on as if nothing unusual is happening, even occasionally laughing to one another.

Number two is told to stand, while someone runs over to deepen the wound in six’s throat, as he is not bleeding out sufficiently fast. He still struggles to raise himself from the ground, but the pain and weakness are beginning to overtake him and he fades in and out of consciousness as the blood continues to flow.

The second soldier is pulled off to the side, about 10 yards from his dying comrades and is kicked to the ground, a Chechen brandishing a large knife stands above him, making fervent attempts to slice at the side of the soldier’s throat. The soldier cowers and blocks until covering his head with his hands and crying for his mother. The camera cuts away as the rebel strikes home with the blade.

The camera pans back to the lineup of soldiers, pausing to zoom once again on the wide opened throat of number one, who is slowly moving his hands towards his head, while lulling from side to side. We see the gathering rebels standing around the crowd of dying soldiers, some pointing and laughing, some carrying on about their business.

Now the camera pans back to the second soldier who has been separated from the group. A small puddle of blood has formed under him, but it is apparent that his injuries are not life threatening. A second rebel comes to finish the job and the soldier pulls himself up as the man moves to cut. They struggle briefly and then the Russian charges from the scene. We do not see his fate, but are led to believe that he was shot in the back during his escape.

The next is pulled and separated from the remaining soldiers, begging for his life. He points out where some weapons are hidden and attempts to appeal to his captors. I provide below a translation of the next part, provided by a user at the Ogrish Forums named Warlord47, the provider of the tape I am describing. His translation helps to describe the horror underpinning the events as they unfold:

Kid laying on the grass ….
Chechen with the knife “Turn around”
Kid moves abit sideways ..
Chechen off camera “LAY DOWN!”
Chechen takes the knife out and bends towards the kid ..
Aleksey Lipatov “You dont need to cut me..I’ll tell you everthing..”
Chechen with the knife “what are you gonna tell me?”
Chechen off camera “Go ahead talk …”
Aleksey Lipatov “I’ll tell you where its located”
Chechen off camera “Where is it located?”
Aleksey Lipatov points towards a hill with houses “There in that house”
Chechen with knife “What ?”
Chechen off camera “What is in that house?”
Aleksey Lipatov “Weapons and ammo”
Chechen with knife “Where ? In that house?” and points
Aleksey Lipatov “Yes from there”
Chechen with knife looks at his combatant
Chechen off camera “Hes lying … ”
Chechen of camera “Lay on the ground”
Chechen with knife “what else you have to tell us?”
Chechen off camera “Where are the weapons!”
Aleksey Lipatov “what ?”
Chechen of camera “The weapons and the ammo”
Aleksey Lipatov “ON the top of the mountains”
Chechen with knife “where ?”
Aleksey Lipatov “There on top” and points.
Chechen with knife “Are you sure?”
Aleksey Lipatov “Yes, yes”
AK shots fired …
Chechen with knife backs off and he doesnt want to cut .. feels sorry for the kid “What do you want me to do?” in chechen.
Chechen of camera “Just cut him”
Aleksey Lipatov “There its right there” and points.
Chechens yelling “Leave him alone and come back!” .. a bunch of them yelling at once.
Gun shots fired from AK.
(The kid if fucking LAYING waiting to be cut … I dont get it … RUN BOY!!! )
Chechens keep yelling “leave him the alone ….come back already” (they are reffering to the other kid that ran)
Chechen with the knife “Turn around”
Chechen “take off your belt”
Chechens of camera “Come on cut him up”
Aleksey Lipatov “You dont have to”
Chechen of camera “just cut im up already”
Aleksey Lipatov “You dont need to, please …”
Chechen scum hits him with the belt
Chechen “All right come on!”
Chechen with Adidas jacket “Hands back!”
Aleksey Lipatov “Please dont”
Chechen (Adidas) “Hands back!”
Chechen (Adidas) hits him in the face “I said hands back!!”
Gets hit with AK.
Chechen of camera “quickly, quickly”
Aleksey Lipatov “Please lets talk..”
Chechen with camera “HANDS BACK! you fuck”
Chechen “fuck the belt”
Rifle hits the kid
Chechen of camera “Just fucking cut him already!”
Aleksey Lipatov “Please I dont want to do ” … they wrestle
Aleksey Lipatov screaming” I DONT WANT TO DIE! PLEASE!”
Chechens “cut him”
Aleksey Lipatov crying
Aleksey Lipatov “I DONT WANT TO DIE PLEASE!! you are very good people, please!”
Camera man “Yes, we are very very good people…. THE BEST”
Chechen “get the knife”
Chechen punches the kid in the head a few times
Chechen with the knife “Stop fucking hitting him”
Camera man “You gonna live in the grave city”
Aleksey Lipatov “MOM! MOM!”
Camera man “torture him”
Aleksey Lipatov “I WANT TO LIVE!”
Camera man in sarcasm “He wants to live!”
Aleksey Lipatov screaming .. 3 on 1
Aleksey Lipatov “Come on fellows … I just want to live”
Chechen “CUT HIM NOW”
Aleksey Lipatov “Leave me alone!”
Knife goes thru throat.
Aleksey Lipatov is kneeling while get butted in the head with an AK
Chechen with knife to the guy with the AK “What the fuck are you doing, fuck off”
Chechen with knife “Ill do this by myself!”
Cutting Aleksey Lipatov
Stabbing in the neck … over and over and over …. Aleksey Lipatov is no more.

The camera moves back to the group laying on the ground and zooms in for a closeup of the face of the next soldier as his head is pulled back and his throat slashed. He has a very low blood pressure, so we see the contortions of agony in his face as throws his body and rolls around, neck ripping wider with each passing moment, until he too lays motionless.

We never see the death of the sixth, but we do see his corpse.

The video ends with the soldiers’ corpses being unceremoniously dumped into a shallow grave.

If you think Russia isn’t fighting a war against Islamic extremists, think again. From Beslan to Moscow, Russia is under assault by Islamic radicals who want to establish an Islamic state in the North Caucasus.


One response to “Chechen Terrorism

  1. young earth theology 2014-05-19 at 6:51 pm

    It’s hard to come by educated people in this particular
    subject, however, you sound like you know what you’re talking about!


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