Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Putin Visits victims of Volgograd blasts While Vowing To 'Annihilate Terrorists' After Suicide Bombings

Putin Vows To Annihilate 'Terrorists' After Suicide Bombings -- Reuters

(Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday vowed to annihilate all "terrorists" following two deadly bomb attacks in the southern Russian city of Volgograd that raised security fears ahead of the Winter Olympics.

The uncompromising remarks in a televised New Year address were Putin's first public comments since suicide bombers killed at least 34 people in attacks less than 24 hours apart on a railway station and a trolleybus on Sunday and Monday.

But after two decades of violence in the North Caucasus, Islamist militants continue to pose a threat beyond their home region. Russia's Olympic Committee chief said no more could be done to safeguard the Games since every measure possible was already in place around Sochi, beneath the Caucasus mountains.

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More News On The Aftermath Of The Volgograd Terror Attacks

Putin Discusses Public Security in Blast-Hit Volgograd -- RIA Novosti
'Fight terrorists until full elimination': Putin changes New Year address after Volgograd terror attacks -- RT
Putin Visits Volgograd, Site of Two Suicide Attacks -- New York Times
Russia's Vladimir Putin visits victims of Volgograd blasts -- CNN
Putin visits bomb-hit Volgograd -- AP
Putin visits Volgograd, denounces 'abomination' of attacks -- AFP
Vladimir Putin visits victims of Volgograd bombings -- The Guardian
Putin: 'No Justification' for Volgograd Bombings -- Voice of America
Putin visits Volgograd after deadly blasts -- Al Jazeera
Putin vows total destruction of 'terrorists' after bombings -- AFP
Putin Promises Increased Security for Olympics -- Wall Street Journal
Olympics chief Thomas Bach: Terrorism must never triumph -- AP
Russian bombing suspect spoke of 'way of Jihad' -- NBC
Chechen rebel, Doku Umarov, suspected in deadly bombings after threatening to attack ‘satanic’ Olympic games -- National Post
Experts fear Russia attacks are terrorist probes ahead of Sochi Olympics -- NBC
What Russian terrorists hope to accomplish ahead of Sochi Olympics -- Ariel
In Wake Of Repeated Bombings, A Question: Why Volgograd? -- Daisy Sindelar, Radio Free Europe

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