Russia hit once again

This time at Moscow’s international airport:

A terrorist bombing killed at least 31 people and wounded about 130 in the arrival hall of Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport, the deadliest attack on the Russian capital since March.

President Dmitry Medvedev said law enforcement agencies were investigating the bombing as a terrorist attack and ordered heightened security at all of the country’s airports and train stations. The president delayed his departure for the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, scheduled for tomorrow, his spokeswoman Natalya Timakova said today.

State television channel Rossiya 24 and news agencies said the bomb may have been detonated by a suicide bomber. Russia’s Investigative Committee said it couldn’t confirm the report when contacted by Bloomberg News.

The attack was the worst in Moscow since last March, when 40 people died in twin subway bombings during the morning rush hour. Doku Umarov, a militant from the southern Russian region of Chechnya, where government forces fought two wars against separatists between 1994 and 2000, claimed responsibility for the 2010 attacks.

And so pressure is ratcheted up on Putin and Medvedev to take action.

Something tells me that bowing and kow-towing and open hand diplomacy will not be involved. 

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