Vladimir Putin: Sochi must be safe
MOSCOW -- President Vladimir Putin has urged Russia's intelligence agencies, police and military to clamp down on terrorism to prevent violence at the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi and other international events in Russia.
Insurgency has spread across Russia's North Caucasus following two disastrous separatist wars in the Muslim province of Chechnya and terrorist attacks now frequently hit neighboring Dagestan. Rights groups say high unemployment and rights abuses by officials push young men ...
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