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Terror in Russia

Monday, December 30, 2013

Russian police investigators collect evidence following a suicide attack at a train station in the Volga River city of Volgograd, about 900 kms (560 miles) southeast of Moscow, on December 29, 2013. (STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images/AFP/Getty Images)

Two bombs have exploded in Russia as the country gears up to host the Winter Olympics in Sochi. Nina Khrushcheva, a professor in the International Affairs Program at the New School and a senior fellow at the World Policy Institute, discusses what this means for security in Sochi and Putin's legacy.

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Truth & Beauty from Brooklyn

It is not the least bit comforting to hear Ms. Khrushcheva to tell us about all the security measures taken to ensure safety during the Olympics; it is more than obvious that terrorists depend on surprise and unpredictability. The more incidents that occur before the Olympics, the more incidents I expect to take place during the Olympics. I really hate to have to think that way, but I fear for the lives of the athletes. Pray that I'm mistaken.

Dec. 30 2013 11:29 AM

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