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Russia Fears More Attacks Prior to Sochi Winter Olympics

World | December 29, 2013, Sunday // 12:23| Views: 789 | Comments: 5
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Bulgaria: Russia Fears More Attacks Prior to Sochi Winter Olympics At the beginning of November Russian President Vladimir Putin approved a set of strict anti-terrorism laws ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. Photo by EPA/BGNES

A new deadly blast in the city of Volgograd have fueled concerns that militant groups may step up attacks in Russia in the run-up to the Winter Olympics in the Black Sea resort city of Sochi next February.

Russian authorities are concerned militant groups could be ramping up violence in the run up to the the 2014 winter Olympic Games in the city of Sochi, which is due to start on 7 February.

An explosion at a train station in the southern Russian city of Volgograd has killed 10 people, reports say.

Six other people were injured in the blast at around 12:45 (08:45 GMT), an official said. The cause is unclear.

A suspected female suicide bomber killed at least six people when she attacked a bus in the city in October.

An Islamist insurgency in the North Caucasus region has led to many attacks there in recent years.

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sa-sha - 31 Dec 2013 // 16:38:09

Look, Pendelium, try to charge Your brain, if it exists, by the utmost obvious ideas, i.e.: "incredibly rich", may be it's about Russia' ressources, both natural and spiritual, eh?, while "independent", it is about the-probably utmost
unpleasant for You-fact that Russia, contrary to many other States and even contrary to You, Pendelson, yeah,
Russia prefers NOT to lick the Big Boss' ass. But You, Pendel, You are free to lick, sure. Good luck.

Pendulum - 31 Dec 2013 // 03:21:29

"Russia is incredibly rich, independent, & doesn't even have to consider 'fracking' for gas for another 100 years!"

Judging by the trolleybus, the rescue ambulances and the general look of the city of Volgograd I take your statement about Russia being incredibly rich as a good new year's joke.

bogomil - 30 Dec 2013 // 22:34:28

When Saudi Arabia's chief of global terrorism, Bandar Bush, attempted to blackmail Mr Putin about the Winter Games security in exchange for Russia's withdrawing support for Syria's Assad, Putin whispered something into his nasty ear, and the next day, SA's fearsome fighting Army of 1000 clowns on camels was placed on high alert.
As a heroin junkie can't attack its dealer, neither can the USA attack Saudi Arabia.
Russia is incredibly rich, independent, & doesn't even have to consider 'fracking' for gas for another 100 years! Mr Putin could even score yet another diplomatic coup by avenging Saudi Arabia's 9/11 attack against USA. Most of this Sunni global terrorism would end as soon as SA's al-Qaeda cash stopped flowing.
In the meantime, the Sochi Olympics should be excellent, now that the queers have promised not to be there !!

Seedy - 30 Dec 2013 // 17:55:12

It isn't Putin who suffers for his KGB-approach to relations within and outside Russia - as usual it is the people who bear the brunt of "their masters'" policies: a few dead people here and there will be just what Vlad is hoping for to demonstrate that "Russia Needs Me".....

madoods - 30 Dec 2013 // 11:09:29

I always thought Putin was going to be strong against terrorism. Now I am not so sure

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