National Day of Mourning For Russia

A national day of mourning is now being observed in Russia to commemorate the 39 people who lost their lives in two suicide bombings last Monday in Moscow’s subway system.

The Russian flag is now at half-staff over the Kremlin, as the country mourns the victims of the worst terrorist attack in Moscow since 2004.

People paid tribute to those who lost their lives in the bombings at the Lubyanka and Park Kultury metro stations, by placing flowers and lighting candles at the stops. Special services were also held at Moscow’s Church of Christ the Savior.

During an emergency crisis meeting at his country residence, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev says he does not want anyone to have to deal with this sort of tragedy again.

In an interview on state-run television, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said terrorists must be “dragged out of the sewer” and that it is a matter of pride for law enforcement authorities to drag them out into broad daylight. Mr. Putin said he is positive those responsible would be found.

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