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The Image of the Terrorist Threat in the Official Russian Press: the Moscow Theatre Crisis (2002) and the Beslan Hostage Crisis (2004)

Dolnik & Pilch 2003; Lynch 2005). However, less work has been published on the

presentation of these events in the Russian official media. Since official political

commentary on the subject of Chechnya has been curtailed since 1999, media analyses

of such events have in themselves become important information sources and at times

key turning points in Russian governmental discourse on Chechnya and terrorism in