Second deadly blast hits Russian city of Volgograd ahead of 2014 Sochi Olympics
A handout picture taken and released on December 30, 2013 by the Volgograd regional Interior Ministry department's press service shows the wreckage of a trolleybus following a suicide attack that destroyed the packed trolleybus killing 14 people in the southern Russian city of Volgograd.
December 30th, 2013
09:00 AM ET

Second deadly blast hits Russian city of Volgograd ahead of 2014 Sochi Olympics

By Jethro Mullen

Another deadly blast has struck the southern Russian city of Volgograd, killing at least 14 people and further highlighting Russia's security challenges as it readies to host the Winter Olympics in less than six weeks.

An explosion hit a trolleybus near a busy market during the morning rush hour Monday, a day after a blast at Volgograd's main train station killed 17 people and wounded at least 35 others.

Like Sunday's attack, the blast Monday was a terrorist act, Vladmir Markin, a spokesman for the country's federal investigation agency, told the state-run news agency RIA Novosti.

No one claimed responsibility for the explosions. But they come several months after the leader of a Chechen separatist group pledged violence to disrupt the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.

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  1. Tfthuk Gdgkhk

    Putin has a terrorist problem...

    January 5, 2014 at 10:58 pm | Reply
  2. Kpax

    Well I really got into research about Chechnya and Russia and all I can say is Wow! I just hope the Olympics will be fine.

    December 31, 2013 at 4:16 pm | Reply
  3. jonny

    dont need to study it just look at what the religion of peace does daily, murder kidnapping blowing up innocent people flying planes into buildings, raod side bombs, launching missles at innocent people the list goes on study no dont think so stop all muslim immigration into western countries yes all for that,

    December 31, 2013 at 9:02 am | Reply
    • Kraznodar

      @jonny – Christians even in this modern era have just as bloody a track record. The problem with any religion or political ideology is extremists that promote and live on hate. If you want to know what an extremist looks like just find a mirror. Yes, I just compared you to the idiots that flew jets into the world trade towers. The difference is that they actually accomplished something.

      January 3, 2014 at 4:23 pm | Reply
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  6. Towel Heads

    Towel Heads is what Towel Heads do.

    December 30, 2013 at 4:10 pm | Reply
  7. George patton

    are you surprised? Muslims are the spoilers of the world events. Islam prohibits everything that is considered normal. Let's hope after Olympic games, Putin sends army in Chechnya, and pays back muslims with interest.

    December 30, 2013 at 2:35 pm | Reply
    • George patton

      What an irony this is, Phunnie boy. Now you're taking up for the Russians of all people. I guess that you won't admit that the Russians were wrong when they decided to conquer Chechnya back in 1837, will you? You also may well remember Phunnie boy, that we lost that ignominious war of ours in Vietnam due primarily to Vietnamese nationalism in 1975!

      December 30, 2013 at 3:56 pm | Reply
    • Tigerfish 008

      Patton baby would you please tell all the muslims to leave Christian countries, like Europe the Americas and Australia and go back to their homeland and stay there forever ! Have you heard of Christians being treated with respect in Saudi Arabia and Pakistan to cite some of those Muslim countries. When they go to Christian countries they can wear their hijab. But Christians are not allowed to go out with nothing on their head in Saudi cities! Such hypocrisy! Send them back.

      January 3, 2014 at 9:23 am | Reply
  8. Random

    Do the math. The entire islamic world thinks, believes , syria is the 'Final' conflict'. Just like the mayans , and us after world war I , and II , and just like every society at one time, they are having their end of the world scenario play out. It will benefit everyone if Russia and the US realize what is going on before we instigate each other. Like it or not we are going to have to work together. The sooner we realize this and do so the sooner we can get back to finding common ground outside of common enemies, common threats. There is now an army of crazy religious goons that believe this is the end of days that go weak in the knees at the thought of being allowed to die for it.
    Russia, US, work together. This is gonna be messy.

    December 30, 2013 at 1:34 pm | Reply
    • jonny

      Very true they are the natzis of our time russia and the west need to cooperate more. Nothing we can do will make them happy seems the only option is to give them what they want death and destruction its what they live for so give it to them.

      December 31, 2013 at 8:59 am | Reply
  9. George patton

    What the Russians sorely need to do is to grant the Chechens the independence that they deserve and quit forcing Chechnya to remain a part of Russia. The Turks have a similar problem with the Kurds. If the Russians did the right thing here, these attacks will eventually cease. Vladimir Putin needs to see the light!

    December 30, 2013 at 10:48 am | Reply
    • George patton

      Phunnie boy, stop loving bad guys, that makes you equally bad. Muslims have been known to spoil events, especially games. Boston marathon, Olympics, you name it.

      December 30, 2013 at 2:37 pm | Reply
      • George patton

        Have you ever studied Islam, Phunnie boy? And do you know the story of Mohammad and how he founded Islam? I strongly suggest that before condemning Islam out of hand, study it first!!!

        December 30, 2013 at 3:59 pm |

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