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Curtain up on siege theatre

The Moscow theatre where more than 170 people died during a siege by Chechen rebels is preparing to raise the curtain for the first time since the tragedy. The first production will be a restaging of the musical Nord-Ost, which was being performed to a packed audience when the terrorists struck in October. Moscow’s city government has given $2.5m (£1.5m) to repair the Dubrovka Theatre which now has a high-tech security system. Nord-Ost’s producer and co-writer, Georgy Vasilyev, himself a hostage, had always vowed the show would go on despite 18 cast and crew members being killed. Full Story

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