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Archive for January 24th, 2011

Moscow Airport Terrorist Attack, Taxi Drivers Charge Up to $1,000

Posted by Info on 24/01/2011

The suicide bomb attack at Moscow’s Domodedovo International Airport on Monday has caused ground transportation chaos, prompting at least some taxi drivers to charge people upwards of $1,000 to take them from the airport into the capital.
The drivers had agreed to take passengers to the capital for 25,000 Russian rubles and 30,000 rubles (about $1,000). The distance from the airport into the city is about 14 miles and a normal taxi fare runs at about 2,000-2,600 rubles ($67-$84).

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Russian State Has Again Failed To Bring Security To Its People

Posted by Info on 24/01/2011

Newsweek: In September 1999, a series of unexplained bomb attacks demolished apartment buildings in Moscow and south Russia, killing 293 people. Vladimir Putin was promoted to prime minister on the promise to protect Russia from secessionist terrorists from the breakaway republic of Chechnya.

Many Russian voters were only too happy to accept… the crackdown on independent media, and the end of local elections—because they believed that the state would fulfill its primary role: to guard the security of its citizens.
Unfortunately, that hasn’t happened. Chechnya itself was quickly subdued by the ruthless but effective expedient of arming one of the rebel groups and using it to torture, murder, and intimidate its way to victory.

The immediate result was that the Putin era has been steady drumbeat of terrorist outrages—from the Moscow theater siege in 2002, to the Beslan school massacre in 2004, to the Moscow Metro bombings last spring—that left a combined 495 dead.

One thing is clear, though: the authorities’ methods of fighting the insurgency—ranging from the kidnapping of family members of suspected militants to extrajudicial executions, well documented by human-rights groups—aren’t working.

Putin has built a police state that’s good at cracking down on dissent but bad at delivering security—not to mention honoring its basic contract with the people who surrendered their freedoms in exchange for a quiet life.

TIMELINE OF RUSSIAN TERROR ATTACKS HERE

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Russia: Special Regime In All Airports From Now

Posted by Info on 24/01/2011

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has ordered a special regime in all Moscow airports and other transport hubs.
“It is necessary to declare a special regime in all airports and airport connection stations, in all major transport hubs. I order (Transport Minister Igor) Levitin and the Interior Ministry to exercise all necessary procedures in cooperation with the FSB, to perform all necessary actions,” the president said in an address that was broadcast live on Russian television.

Moscow (CNN)
Will Geddes, terrorism expert and managing director of International Corporate Protection Group:
“To strike in the airport — which is fundamentally believed and understood by many to be one of the most secure types of installations in a city or in a country — to have such a devastating an attack with such a tragic result, means that they had planned this considerably well and gone ahead in achieving their aims.”
In 2004, two airplanes that took off from Domodedovo exploded, killing at least 89 people.

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Россия: Взрыв в Домодедово – погиблo 35 человек

Posted by Info on 24/01/2011

В московском аэропорту “Домодедово” прогремел взрыв, в результате которого погиб по меньшей мере 31 человек, около 170 пострадали. На YouTube появились видеокадры, Нажать снятые очевидцем в аэропорту “Домодедово” сразу после взрыва.
Постоянное обновление Прямой репортаж bbcrussian.com

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Russia: Terrorist Attack At Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport – 35 Dead

Posted by Info on 24/01/2011

According to reports the explosion happened at 4:30pm in the luggage claim area in the international arrivals wing at Moscow’s Domodedovo airport. The explosion power was equivalent to 5 kilograms of TNT. An initial probe indicates the blast was a terrorist attack caused by a suicide bomber. Another theory is the bomb may have arrived in one of the bags.

Up to 35 people have reportedly been killed in an explosion and some 170 more are said to have been injured. on You Tube

Moscow police have been put on alert over possible terror attacks in the capital. Police are also on alert at Vnukovo airport and Sheremetyevo international airport in Moscow, and in the metro system.

BBC News:
Briton Mark Green, who was on a British Airways flight that landed at the airport before the explosion said that there were thousands of people gathered in the baggage collection area, baggage hall and queue for immigration at the time of the blast.
“We were walking out through the exit of the arrivals hall towards the car, and there was this almighty explosion, a huge bang, we didn’t know it was an explosion at the time, and my colleague and I looked at each other and said ‘Christ that sounds like a car bomb or something,’ because the noise was, literally, it shook you.”

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Россия: Заборы Ограждают От Экстремизма / Предлагают Штрафовать За Надписи

Posted by Info on 24/01/2011

Если экстремистские лозунги написаны на стенах зданий или на заборах, то штрафовать нужно не только авторов таких граффити, но и собственника здания (забора), если тот вовремя не примет мер по “устранению изображений”. Соответствующий законопроект внес в Госдуму депутат Иван Саввиди (“Единая Россия”).

Иван Саввиди разработал свой проект потому, что обнаружил “пробел” в антиэкстремистском законодательстве.

С одной стороны, закон “О противодействии экстремизму” запрещает любую “пропаганду и публичное демонстрирование нацистской атрибутики или символики либо атрибутики или символики, сходных с нацистской атрибутикой или символикой до степени смешения”. Но, с другой стороны, ни в одном из действующих законов господин Саввиди не обнаружил каких-либо мер, с помощью которых можно было пресекать “незаконные надписи, изображения (граффити), агитационные материалы на зданиях, сооружениях, объектах общественного транспорта” в тех случаях, когда эти надписи носят экстремистских характер. В связи с чем, как сказано в пояснительной записке к проекту, “граждане вынуждены ежедневно обозревать такие надписи”, причем “это явление захлестнуло практически все населенные пункты”.

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