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Russia: “A Perfect Target”

Irina Filatova writes at the Guardian's Comment is Free that the tough measures and increased xenophobia that are likely to follow the March 29 Moscow subway bombings will not “make Moscow underground safer.”

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  • The Russian response is really predictable and… by the way, the fault fo this whole situation rests exactly on the Moscow policies over the North Caucasus and also the “georgian” Caucasus…

    The “light” nationalist movement of Chechnia and the surrounding republics have been sufocated ot coopted by the Russian government… Wat’s left? The most radical ones…

    Russian’s response to the pledge of the nationalist movement was simply violence… Now, a few radical elements are paying back. See Khadyrov. First (the father) a president of independent Chechnia… Later, part of the Russian intelligentsia.

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