December 31, 2013

Why Bomb Volgograd?

Daisy Sindelar, Radio Free Europe

The Associated Press

With the Winter Olympics less than six weeks away, the security spotlight has been focused on host city Sochi, nestled uncomfortably close to Russia's volatile North Caucasus republics and their ongoing Islamic insurgency. But Andrei Soldatov, the editor of Agentura.ru, a Russian site dedicated to terrorism and intelligence, says the Volgograd attacks -- which took place 650 kilometers northeast of Sochi -- throw such planning into disarray.

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TAGGED: Sochi Olympics, Russia, Volgograd

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