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Moscow bombing again shatters illusions in Russia focus 01/26/2011

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Moscow bombing again shatters illusions in Russia

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01/26/2011
MOSCOW — President Dmitry Medvedev had this week been due to enjoy the honor of delivering the keynote speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos, persuading investors that Russia is undergoing major change.

Instead, his glitzy trip has been shelved as the Kremlin chief stays at home to deal with the latest calamity to hit his tragedy-scarred country, an airport attack that is a brutal reminder of the problems he faces in reforming Russia.

Russia had ended 2010 on a high, revelling in the success of winning the right to host the 2018 World Cup, a coup which for many represented its acceptance as a normal, friendly country by the international community.

But the Moscow Domodedovo airport bombing that killed at least 35 underlined its vulnerability to attacks on key infrastructure used by thousands of people every day, coming less than a year after deadly bombings on the metro..... MORE

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URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/commentary/20110126com7.html

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