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Nord-Ost

Nord-Ost (German for north-east) is a Russian musical theater production based on the novel Two Captains by Veniamin Aleksandrovich Kaverin[?].

On October 23, 2002 Chechen guerrillas took the audience hostage in the Moscow theater that was showing the production of Nord-Ost, threatening to blow up the building and demanding withdrawal of Russian troops from Chechnya. Most of the hostages were released after the theatre was stormed by special forces, but many died.

The Mayor of Moscow has announced that the production will return to the stage in the future.

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