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Two simultaneous explosions ripped through the crowd at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday, killing at least two people and injuring dozens on a day when tens of thousands of people pack the streets to watch the world famous race. Russians responded to the attack immediately. They brought flowers to the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, while the authorities made an attempt to find out who was behind the terrorist attack.

Ordinary Russians react to blasts in Boston. Source: RBTH / Vladimir Stakheev

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Boston bombing suspect Tsarnaev might face death penalty

RIA Novosti

A U.S. federal grand jury has indicted suspected Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on charges of killing four people and using a weapon of mass destruction in the deadly April 15 attack, the U.S. Justice Department said Thursday

Boston bombings revealed lack of Russian 'soft power' in America

Ekaterina Zabrovskaya

Russians in the United States believe the reaction of ordinary Americans to reports of a “Russian connection” in the Boston attack has shown how little people in the U.S. know about Russia and how weak Russia’s “soft power” is in the country

Russia provides full info on Tamerlan Tsarnayev - White House

Russia has provided the FBI with all necessary information on Tamerlan Tsarnayev, suspected of carrying out the terrorist attack at the Boston marathon, White House press secretary Jay Carney said, thus denying reports that Moscow allegedly did not g

Boston blast: Jihadists at the gates

Dmitry Babich

In the wake of the marathon bombings, Dmitry Babich recalls the Chechnya of the Nineties and the lessons it can teach us about Islamist terrorism

Boston’s sobering lessons for Russia and the U.S.

Mark Galeotti

Looking for the ‘lone wolf’ terrorist has hitherto not been a major part of Russian security services’ strategy – but after the Boston bombings, cooperation between the FSB and FBI is crucial

FBI and FSB probe Boston bombers' links in Caucasus

Olga Doronina

The investigation into the Boston blast has led U.S. authorities to the North Caucasus to look for links that the bombers may have had with extremists. Experts argue that the brothers acted alone and had no links to any terrorist organization

Putin: Boston tragedy should draw closer U.S. and Russia

Igor Rozin

Russia and the U.S. should step up their collaboration in anti-terror campaign instead of sparking tensions in their bilateral relations, accoding to Russian President Vladimir Putin. This statement came duirng his question-and-answer session with Ru

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