Title:Timeline of 20 years of Russia's Vladimir Putin in power
Date:27th December 2019
Summary:331 hostages - half of them children - die in a chaotic storming of School No.1 in Beslan in North Ossetia, after it is seized by rebels demanding Chechen independence and an immediate end to the war.
BESLAN, REPUBLIC OF NORTH OSSETIA, RUSSIA (FILE - SEPTEMBER 3, 2004) (ORIGINALLY 4:3) (REUTERS)
SECURITY FORCES WALKING ALONG BUILDING
VARIOUS OF SOLDIERS HIDING BEHIND WALL
RUSSIAN SOLDIERS, WOMAN AND CHILD RUNNING TO HIDE BEHIND BUILDING'S CORNER
MEN RUSHING CHILD ON STRETCHER TO AMBULANCE