Pavel Platonov

 

 

Age: 18

 

Summary: Russian third-year college student at Moscow Pedagogical University who had been reportedly hospitalized in critical condition but never regained consciousness from severe gas poisoning due to adverse reaction by an unknown chemical agent he received in a botched rescue operation during a three-day hostage-taking raid involving Islamist militant separatist movement and Russian military forces when he became among one of more than approximately 800 hostages attending a popular musical at a Moscow theatre when armed Chechen rebels stormed the theatre earlier in October 2002.

 

 

Cause of Death: Aftereffects of a toxic gas poisoning

 

Born: June 22, 1984

 

Died: October 27, 2002

 

Location: Moscow, Russia