From an article on the CBC Sports Road to the Olympics Website......
"Federation President Balakhnichev told the Interfax News Agency that the Boston Bombings on Monday revealed "problems" in ensuring security at outdoor events and expressed concerns that it may inspire other organizers of terrorist attacks.
The World athletic Track and Field Championship , Moscow, in August is seen as a dress rehearsal for the 2014 Olympics. Safety, Safety, and Safety is our priority Alexander Polinsky, head of events Dept said.
Russian Sports Minister Mulko described the Boston Attack as a grave signal. The strategy is to create a sense of panic and leave an impression that they can strike any target. The Olympics would make a highly desirable goal for the terrorists, offering the maximum publicity.
Russia to spend 1.6 Bil on Olympic Security. Recent Conference on security in Russia attended by Natalia Hall IMSC.
In an anguished interview, the father of the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing described his fugitive son as a smart and accomplished "angel."
Anzor Tsarnaev spoke with The Associated Press by telephone from the southern Russian republic of Dagestan after police said one of his sons, 26-year-old Tamerlan, had been killed in a shootout and the other, Dzhokhar, was being intensely pursued.
The family's origins are in Chechnya, the mostly Muslim Russian republic where separatist rebels fought two full-scale wars with Russian forces since 1994.
A spokesman for Chechnya's leader said the family left Chechnya long ago and went to Central Asia, then moved to Dagestan, a Muslim republic adjacent to Chechnya that has been the site of a sporadic insurgency for more than a decade.
I would think the Russians would be very, very concerned about all this.
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