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Terrorist Attacks In Moscow: Citizens Under Double Threat

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35 are said to be killed in blasts at two of the Moscow’s busiest metro stations–Lubyanka and Park Kultury. I am shocked by this tragedy like everybody in Moscow. I and my friends are calling citizens to come at 9 PM to Mayakovsky Museum (Lubyanka metro, exit to Myasnitskaya St.) with flowers and candles to mourn the victims.

It is too early to say who organized this terrorist attack. Russian bloggers discuss mainly two versions: Chechen rebels and the state security services. However weird it may sound, the latter version is at least as popular as the former one. In any case, the police and FSB were so corrupted and so busy fighting the opposition that they didn’t find time for the terrorists. By the way, chief of Moscow police was going to spend this day in Moscow City Duma promoting a bill introducing imprisonment for participants of banned peaceful rallies. He must have considered them the biggest danger for Moscow citizens. No surprise terrorists feel less restricted in Moscow than human rights activists.

Whoever organized this attack, the government will surely try to use this tragedy to further “tighten the screws” and secure their own power–the way they did after Beslan hostage crisis in 2004. The only question is what exactly they are going to do.

Civil solidarity is now needed more than ever: to show that we are stronger than the terrorists (whoever terorrists are) and to defend our freedom from those who failed to defend our security.

Written by Oleg Kozlovsky

March 29, 2010 at 12:25

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  1. […] Russian liberals and Western commentators–to blame Putin himself.  Apparently, that is already starting . . […]

    Terror Returns of Moscow

    March 29, 2010 at 13:51

  2. putin appointed kadyrov and its his policy for over 10 years—of course he’s to blame.
    kremlin journalists–ort, russia today, etc–who WILL NOT report honestly about putin’s policy in chechnya and the region—-they too are to blame.
    enjoy your gucci and vacations to france, journalists-prostitutes—but you’re TRAITORS to your own people.

    john

    March 29, 2010 at 19:09

  3. […] is no doubt possible.  Indeed, according to Oleg Kozlovsky, two narratives have dominated the immediate aftermath, one of which goes far beyond the […]

  4. You guys are like vultures, you will not miss an opportunity to snatch some of that PR carrion. I see Nemtsov made a similar rant…

    http://www.inopressa.ru/article/30Mar2010/corriere/nemtsov.html

    Leos Tomicek

    March 30, 2010 at 16:16

  5. Vultures? That is exactly what they said about regime critics in Soviet times. They said that while all the nation’s problems were ignored, right up until the time the whole country collapsed because they had not been fixed.

    The likes of you are the true carrion feeders on Russia, helping it remain in darkness and failure. With “friends” like you Russia needs no enemies.

    And, just by the way, you may have forgotten that the FSB was CAUGHT RED HANDED planting a bomb in an apartment in Ryazan in 1999.

    larussophobe

    March 30, 2010 at 21:36

  6. Nemtsov stated that Russians will be told they must “сплотиться вокруг единственного и незаменимого национального лидера” (that is, rally round the one and only irreplaceable national leader Vladimir Putin).

    And sure enough, that’s EXACTLY what LEOS is telling us. Seems like Nemtsov was deadly accurate.

    larussophobe

    March 30, 2010 at 21:40

  7. Veteran human rights campaigner Lyudmila Alexeyeva was struck in the head as she laid flowers for bombing victims in the Park Kultury metro station late Wednesday instead of attending an anti-Kremlin rally.

    The 82-year-old activist said the attacker — a young man — approached and asked, “Are you still alive?” before hitting her.

    “I’m alive. Maybe I have got a slight concussion,” Alexeyeva said shortly after the incident, Interfax reported.

    [Boris Nemtsov, Leader, Solidarity Opposition Movement]: (Russian, male)
    “‘Nashi’ I know, have organized dances on top of graves. They have rappers performing, dancing, singing songs on Triumphalnaya Square. Scum, what else is there to say?”

    Police routinely break up rallies not rubber-stamped by the authorities.

    http://english.ntdtv.com/ntdtv_en/ns_europe/2010-04-01/155078408633.html

    Pjotr Orlov

    April 1, 2010 at 15:36

  8. What happened in the 40 minutes between the first explosion in Lubyanka and the second in Park Kultury?
    What happened to the aprox. 20 trains of the red line which were stopped?
    Why nobody gave the order to unload the passengers?
    What information did the metro drivers resp. the personell of the stations of the red line receive, if any?
    Why does the director of the Park Kultury station say that she moved from the station Universitet to Park Kultury, if it was not possible due to the collapse of the red line? Why did she not give instructins by phone from Universitet to empty the metro at Park Kultury? Why did she not delegate on her staff at Park Kultury?
    I firmly believe in Putin and Medvedev, but the first doubts are arising… And I hope that there are answers to all these questions.

    bongolino

    April 3, 2010 at 23:22

  9. @ La Russophobe

    You should stop living in Soviet times. :-)

    Leos Tomicek

    April 13, 2010 at 23:17

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