A bomb hit this theatre hiding hundreds - here's how one woman survived
All morning, Russian planes had been circling the skies above the city.
Mariia Rodionova, a 27-year-old teacher, had been living in the theatre for 10 days having fled her 9th-floor apartment with her two dogs. They camped next to the stage in an auditorium near the back of the building.
That morning she had got some fish scraps from an outdoor field kitchen to feed her dogs, but then realised they hadn't drunk any water. So at about 10:00, she tied her dogs to her luggage and made her way...