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Flash Analysis: Reaction To Attacks Could Further Divide Russians

While we were taping a few quick comments for our "Flash Analysis" in today's main story, RFE/RL Russian Service correspondent Irina Lagunina talked about the divisiveness that attacks like the March 29 metro bombings in Moscow can have on Russian society. She made several interesting points about official reactions -- including authorities' claim that a DNA link might confirm the suspected bombers' origins in the North Caucasus -- that she shares below:

Flash Analysis - Moscow Metro Attacks 2
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