/ (ˈbɛzlɑːn) /
a town in the North Ossetian Republic in Russia: scene of a massacre in 2004 when Chechen extremists held a school hostage, leading to a siege in which 344 people were killed. Pop: 35 550 (2002)
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The New York Times quickly carried an opinion piece describing the Boston bombings as “Beslan Meets Columbine.”Boston Bombings a ‘Gift’ to Putin, Says Chechen Opposition Leader|Michael Moynihan|April 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST