- Memorial events began in the morning in the school yard. Exactly at 09:15 the school bell rang, at that very hour the terrorists seized the school. After that, people began their movement to the sports hall of the destroyed school, where the terrorists were holding more than a thousand hostages - children and adults, - quotes Interfax as the press service of the government of North Ossetia.
The former hostages and their relatives came to Beslan to lay wreaths at the memorial complex. The head of the republic, Vyacheslav Bitarov, arrived there with members of the government and administrations.
“The funeral lithium took place, the ceremony participants laid flowers and lit memorial candles in honor of the eternal memory of the innocent victims of the tragedy”, - the press service of the republic's government said.
It should be reminded that on September 1, 2004, during a ceremonial meeting dedicated to the beginning of the school year, terrorists took hostage more than a thousand schoolchildren, their parents and teachers at school No. 1 in Beslan. 334 people died, including 186 children. During the release of the hostages, ten special forces soldiers and two employees of the Ministry of Emergencies were killed.