tv // lbd // shoulder touch

I'm going to come out and say it...

Ok, obviously, terrorism is never funny. But... I might have smirked. Or chuckled. I can't be sure...

  • Current Mood: embarrassed embarrassed
They've been around for some time, those widows of Chechen fighters killed by Russian troops, the creatures of a campaign that fought terror with terror, on both sides. Among other things, they were implicated in the attack on the Nord-Ost theatre in 2002, in which some 40 Chechen terrorists and 180 hostages were killed when Russian forces broke the siege with a somewhat less-than-well-thought-out gas attack. A Russian former colleague of mine and his wife and daughter were among the victims. Yes, the name makes me grin a little too, but then I remember.