Remember the Date: Apartment building on Moscow’s Gurianov Street blown up on 8 September 1999

Week-ending 11 September 2020

On Tuesday, 8 September 2020, Caucasian Knot reported that Muscovites commemorated the victims of the terror act in Gurianov Street, where a residential building was blown up 21 years ago. September 1999 was notable for a series of terror acts committed in Moscow, Volgodonsk and Buynaksk. For more than 20 years, the victims thereof have been unable to achieve the adoption of a law that would oblige authorities to help them. In September 1999, four major terror acts were committed in Russia in residential buildings. According to investigators, Chechen militants committed these terror acts. After the September 1999 terror acts, martial law was in fact introduced in Moscow – since the Great Patriotic War (World War II), Muscovites did not feel themselves in such danger as in that September; people were afraid to return home and fell asleep with fear of waking up under the rubble, the “” writes.

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