The Aftermath of the School Siege in Russia

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As Russia buries its dead after the school hostage crisis in Beslan, many questions remain. President Putin has said there'll be no surrender to demands for Chechen independence; the rebels show no sign of giving up.

Lawrence Sheets, NPR Moscow correspondent

Matthew Evangelista, author of The Chechen Wars: Will Russia Go the Way of the Soviet Union?. Professor of government at Cornell University.

Steven Handelman, columnist for Timemagazine



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