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Chechen Rebel Says His Group Set Fire to a Moscow Theater

Shamil Basayev, the elusive and nihilistic leader of many of Chechnya’s guerrillas and terrorists, claimed late Saturday that a group of his saboteurs had set fire to one of Moscow’s most important opera and ballet theaters. He said the possibility of more such operations was growing each day. The Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Theater, second in stature only to the Bolshoi Theater, was severely damaged by a fire on Friday. Its cause, still under investigation, has not been announced. A fire official said on Russian television that arson had not been ruled out.Full Story

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