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Grozny residents pity the Tsarnayev brothers

April 26, 2013, 12:43 UTC+3
n the Chechen capital, unidentified persons circulated leaflets in support of the Tsarnayevs
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Russian newspapers continue to discuss the fate of the Tsarnayev brothers, the suspected organizers of the Boston explosion. Grozny takes pity on the terrorists, while the USA accuses Russia of all sins, the Komsomolskaya Pravda writes. Everybody is trying to derive profit from the tragedy. In the Chechen capital, unidentified persons circulated leaflets in support of the Tsarnayevs, hoping that they will be read... by U.S. President Obama. "We're signing a petition in defence of Dzhokhar," the text says, "Dzhokhar Tsarnayev is completely innocent until his guilt has been proven; we want justice, we want truth in this case. We're hoping President Obama will read this petition."

"How people sometimes hurry to delude themselves," the newspaper muses. Even Tamerlan's wife, American Catherine Russell, reacted adequately to the news about the brothers' guilt, saying "the reports of involvement by my husband and brother-in-law came as an absolute shock.” She also promised to do everything to help the investigators. And here, our public figures undertake to defend a person they don't even know."

Does it mean that Russians should not surrender the brothers – ethnic Chechens – even if they immigrated to America with their parents to seek better life eleven years ago, and had their personalities developed there? Even despite the fact that the Tsarnayevs' role is obvious in the commission of the terrorist attack against innocent people, including a child?

"We should finally stop the use of such tragedies in our own interests," the newspaper cited Director of the Centre for Political Information Alexei Mukhin as saying, "It is good that the Russian and U.S. leadership /including at the level of secret services/ understands it. They just have to pay attention to quick exchange of data on terrorists. Alas, those whom we call philistines still continue to think in black and white."

Close acquaintances of the suspected Boston terrorist Dzhokhar Tsarnayev told a sensational piece of news. It turns out that selling marijuana was one of the sources of his income. Furthermore, he always had some grass on him for sale, and the smell of marijuana always lingered in his room.

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