That’s the current count in the terror attack on the middle school in Russia. Vladimir Putin promises retribution: “We showed weakness, and weak people are beaten.”
That’s a sentiment that seems to be shared by his countrymen. “Fathers will bury their children, and after 40 days (the Orthodox Christian mourning period) … they will take up weapons and seek revenge,” said Alan Kargiyev, a 20-year-old university student in the capital of North Ossetia, Vladikavkaz.
Russia has killed about 10% of the population of Chechnya so far, trying to keep the region under Russian control. It looks as though that percentage is going to go up.