October 06, 2004

Beslan Terrorist's Mother Banished from Village


A people’s gathering in the village of Elkhotovo in the Russian internal republic of North Ossetia, has ruled that Aleksandra Samoshkina, the mother of Vladimir Khodov, must leave the village where she lives as well as the republic, the Itar-Tass news agency reports.

Russian media reported earlier that Vladimir Khodov had been among the gunmen who held children and parents hostage in the town of Beslan in early September.

Aleksandra Samoshkina moved to North Ossetia from the Russian city of Voronezh in 1979 after marrying local resident Anatoly Khodov. Her son Vladimir was put on the wanted list in 1998 after being accused of rape in nearby Krasnodar Region. In February 2004 Vladimir Khodov was charged with taking part in a terrorist attack in North Ossetia’s capital of Vladikavkaz.

After the end of the Beslan hostage crisis, some Russian media reported that Khodov was among the gunmen who had seized the school.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 01:49 PM | Comments |