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19 April 2013 @ 03:53 pm
Boston Marathon terrorists: Russians or Chechens?  
Should Russians be thankful to american journalists that Boston Bombings are not blamed on Russians, or outraged that american journalists imply Chechen republic independence from Russia?

Boston Marathon bombing suspects, brothers from the Chechen Republic
The suspects' uncle, Ruslan Tsarni, called the brothers "losers" and urged Dzhokhar, a naturalized American citizen of Chechen origin, to turn himself in.
Max: Realhobober on April 20th, 2013 04:41 am (UTC)
Anatoli Dontsovlamantyn on April 20th, 2013 04:31 pm (UTC)
Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who was not a U.S. citizen, traveled to Sheremetyevo, Russia, in January 2012, according to travel records provided by a U.S. official. He returned six months later.
Dennis Gorelik: 2009dennisgorelik on April 21st, 2013 11:29 am (UTC)
It sounds like he got his training and inspiration in Chechnya (I doubt he stayed in Moscow for half a year).
But now it's puzzling: traditionally Chechens are bitter about Russia. Why would he want to bomb Boston?
Anatoli Dontsovlamantyn on April 21st, 2013 02:31 pm (UTC)
May be they were hired by other party, like Syria

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In August 2012, soon after returning from a long visit to Russia, the older Tsarnaev created a YouTube channel with links to a number of videos.

Two videos under a category labeled "Terrorists" were deleted. It's not clear when or by whom.

But analysis by CNN and the SITE Intelligence Institute has uncovered a screen grab from one of those videos. It features members of the group Imarat Kavkaz, identifiable by the logo on their shirts. Imarat Kavkaz is the most potent militant Islamist group in the north Caucasus region, which includes Chechnya and Dagestan.
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Dennis Gorelik: 2009dennisgorelik on April 21st, 2013 02:49 pm (UTC)
> May be they were hired by other party, like Syria

Thanks - that's most likely explanation so far.

I wonder what would happen if investigation proves that Boston marathon bombing is linked to Syria - would it increase or decrease US military involvement there (and in the Middle East overall).
someone: pic#86319240esl on April 21st, 2013 03:05 am (UTC)
I think Russians should be outraged that Chechen Republic is still considered to be part of Russia.
Dennis Gorelikdennisgorelik on April 21st, 2013 11:25 am (UTC)
Do you mean that Russians should be outraged, considering how expensive keeping Chechen republic as part of Russia is?
someone: pic#86319240esl on April 21st, 2013 04:46 pm (UTC)
Because Chechen Republic is not, and has never been part of Russia, just like Georgia or Armenia, and it should be left alone.

Edited at 2013-04-21 04:49 pm (UTC)
Dennis Gorelikdennisgorelik on April 21st, 2013 05:21 pm (UTC)
What do you mean "has never been"?
Officially Chechen Republic has been part of Russia since 1991 and was part of Russian Socialist Republic long time before.
someone: pic#86319240esl on April 21st, 2013 06:51 pm (UTC)
"Officially"? It was occupied by Russia for a long time, but it never became part of it.
Dennis Gorelikdennisgorelik on April 21st, 2013 07:08 pm (UTC)
Ok, that's an interesting way to look at Russian-Chechen relationships.
Max: Realhobober on April 25th, 2013 05:12 am (UTC)
"В той же Америке вообще нет декретного отпуска в нашем понимании: с 30 недель беременности и до 3-х лет ребенку. Работаешь до родов, родила, через неделю - на работу. Ну или увольняйся." - это правда так?
Dennis Gorelikdennisgorelik on April 25th, 2013 06:43 am (UTC)
Я плохо знаю про такой отпуск.
Вроде бы декретный отпуск в США очень, очень короткий.