Now Alena Tskaeva is 16 years old, she has already graduated from high school and had her graduation. This holiday in her life might not have happened if in 2004 a special forces officer had not saved her 6-month-old during the capture of a school in Beslan.
This picture, where Elbrus Gogichaev is holding a child, spread all over the world and became one of the symbols of the tragedy.
Although 16 years have passed, the man still has not recovered from that terrible event. But in the spring, he nevertheless visited the Beslan school, because Alena invited him to her graduation.
The girl talked with Gogichaev before the celebration, after which the man hurried to leave. Elbrus does not like to answer journalists’ questions, preferring to forget about that day.
I would like to note that this is not the first meeting between Alena and Elbrus after the tragedy. 10 years ago, a man was present on the lineup on September 1st.
The girl cutely calls him «Uncle Elbrus» and treats him with great respect and love, because thanks to him she still has her whole life ahead of her!
It’s nice to know that there are such brave people in our world — real heroes!