Alyona is now 16 years old. She has graduated high school, and has a prom. If a Beslan school tookover in 2004, a Special Forces officer would have saved her 6-month-old daughter.
These photos of Elbrus Gogichev holding the child spread around the globe and became a symbol of the tragedy.
Despite 16 years of experience, the man has not fully recovered from that horrible event. He was able to recover from that terrible event the other day. He was finally? Alyona invited him for her graduation at the Beslan school.
Before the celebration, the girl spoke to Gogichaev. The man then ran off. Elbrus doesn’t like answering journalists’ questions and prefers to forget about the day.
Elbrus and Alyona have been friends since the tragedy. The man was there at the school’s line on September 1, 10 years ago.
He is affectionately called by the girl.
It is nice to know there are so many brave people out there – true heroes!