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Russia not to take extra security measures for Sochi Olympics

English.news.cn   2013-12-30 19:42:49            

Backgrounder: Major terrorist attacks on Russia's transportation infrastructure since 2000

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Photo taken on Dec. 30, 2013 shows the blast site of the trolleybus in Volgograd, Russia. (Xinhua/RIA Novosti)

MOSCOW, Dec. 30 (Xinhua) -- In light of two deadly blasts in Russia's Volgograd, no extra security measures will be adopted for the upcoming Sochi Winter Olympic Games, a senior official said Monday.

"As for the Olympics, all necessary security measures have been taken. No additional security measures will be taken in Sochi ... Everything necessary has been done," Russian Olympic Committee President Alexander Zhukov told reporters.

He added that Russia will introduce a fan passport during the Games. "It will be an identification document, a kind of an accreditation document."

On Sunday, a suicide bomber ripped a railway station in Volgograd, killing 17 people and injuring 45 others.

Another bomb went off on Monday morning in a trolley bus in the same city, some 690km northeast of Sochi, leaving at least 14 people dead and 28 others wounded.

The 22nd Winter Olympic Games, the first time in Russia, are slated for Feb. 7-23, 2014, with 98 sets of medals up for grab.


Russia tightens security nationwide over Volgograd blasts

MOSCOW, Dec. 30 (Xinhua) -- President Vladimir Putin ordered the National Anti-Terrorism Committee (NAC) to tighten security throughout Russia on Monday after two blasts in Volgograd left at least 32 people dead.

Several presidential instructions were specially on Volgograd, some 900 km southeast of Moscow, said the committee. Full story

U.S. condemns terror attack in Russia

WASHINGTON, Dec. 29 (Xinhua) -- The United States on Sunday denounced a deadly attack in the Russian city of Volgograd, calling it an act of terrorism.

"The United States condemns in the strongest terms today's terrorist attack in Volgograd," State Department spokeswoman Jennifer Psaki said in a brief statement. Full story

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