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 Olga Romanova

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Olga Romanova

Birth
Moscow Federal City, Russia
Death 23 Oct 2002 (aged 26)
Moscow Federal City, Russia
Burial Moscow, Moscow Federal City, Russia
Memorial ID 8183681 View Source

Terrorist Murder Victim of the Moscow Theater -Olga Romanova. Olga was shot by Chechnyan Terrorist who took control of the Moscow Theater. She was not a hostage but had slipped in and tried to negotiate with the Chechnyan's, they thought she was a member of the FSB and they shot her. she is rembered as the first Theater victim.

Olga Romanova, a 26 year-old perfume-shop clerk offered her life in an unselfish act of love toward her fellow man. At 3:30 am on October 24,
Olga set out from her parent's home with whom she lived and with a steady pace she reached the besieged theatre House of Culture in Southeast Moscow. Her mother begged her in vain not to go because the place was in sheer chaos. Olga had confidence that she could convince the rebels to release the hostages, if not all of them, at least the women and children.
She knew very well the neighborhood and somehow she reached the theater unnoticed by the police and the army who had hastily cordoned off the old building. At 4 am the young woman entered the theater and confronted the rebels. A communiqué from the pro-Chechen information agency the Kazvak Center gave their version of Olga's fate.

The rebels considered that she was there to collect information as a spy and she was shot.

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