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The bombings on the St Petersburg metro is symptomatic of the larger issue of terrorism in Russia.
It was said by an analyst on the Middle East and Senior Advisor at Gulf State Analytics Dr. Theodore Karasik in his exclusive statement about the terror attack in Saint Petersburg to Axar.az:
"While Islamic State is targeting Russia so are others. Anarchists and Right Wing groups are also a threat who are prone to violence. Given that Russia is fresh off of large nationwide protests against corruption, political stability is going to be paramount in the run up to the 2018 Russian presidential elections.
Russian President Vladimir Putin, in traditional style, will bring every state instrument to prevent such attacks from occurring. In the Pete bombing, the suspects are Central Asian possibly from Kyrgyzstan. Such actions by an "expat worker" may signal a further crackdown by Russia on Central Asian migrant laborers".
2017.04.04 / 16:59