Tag: 1999 apartment bombings in Moscow

Putin Will Use Terrorist Attack on Plane Against Ukraine, Piontkovsky Says

November 8, 2015

Staunton, November 7 – Just as Vladimir Putin used the apartment bombings in Russian cities in 1999 to restart the Chechen war and bring himself to power, so too, again needing a war to keep his position, the Kremlin leader will exploit the terrorist plane bombing to expand Russia’s presence abroad and isolate Ukraine, according […]

Is Putin About to Use Sinai Plane Disaster as He Did Apartment Bombings in 1999?

November 4, 2015

Staunton, November 3 – Andrey Illarionov says that recent statements by Vladimir Putin suggest that the Kremlin leader may be about to exploit the crash of the Russian plane in Sinai in much the same way that he did the apartment bombings in 1999, to unify Russian society behind even harsher measures against “terrorists.” The […]

Did the FSB Organize a Second Ryazan to Boost Vigilance of Cynical Russians?

October 15, 2015

Staunton, October 15 “It is not excluded,” Irek Murtazin writes in Novaya Gazeta, that the terrorist act blocked by the FSB on October 11 was nothing more than a training exercise organized to boost vigilance among a Russian population that “totally distrusts” the law enforcement agencies and thus can be mobilized only by something like […]