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Russians reject link between Chechen cause and Boston suspects

Saturday, April 20, 2013 - 01:03

April 20 - Moscow residents say the bombing of the Boston Marathon has nothing to do with the Chechen cause or Russia. Adam Brauner reports.

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The drama of the Boston Marathon bombing draws strong reactions in Russia, where one of the two ethnic Chechen suspects was reportedly born. Moscow residents said on Saturday the attacks had nothing to do with the Chechen cause or Russia. Political analyst Maria Lipman: (SOUNDBITE)(English) POLITICAL ANALYST, MARIA LIPMAN, SAYING: "The Chechen cause barely has anything to do with the two brothers who never lived in Chechnya, and even though of the Chechen origin, they lived in different parts of Russia, and then in Turkey, then in the U.S." This woman says bad things are often done by people regardless of their nationality. A student thinks the suspects were driven by personal problems. (SOUNDBITE)(Russian) MOSCOW RESIDENT, STUDENT, GUSEIN, SAYING: "They're just people who were not lucky in their lives and so because of that they start to commit such terrorist acts." One suspect was shot and killed Thursday by police, while the second - his younger brother - was caught Friday night after an intensive manhunt.

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Russians reject link between Chechen cause and Boston suspects

Saturday, April 20, 2013 - 01:03