The opposition movement Solidarity has issued a statement regarding
the bombings in Moscow
Statement by the bureau of Solidarity in connection with the terrorist
attacks in Moscow
We in the Solidarity movement express our condolences to the relatives
and close ones of those killed as a result of the utterly cruel terrorist
acts in the Moscow Metro, and wish a safe recovery to those wounded.
Right now, they are the ones suffering most of all.
According to media reports from Russian intelligence agencies, the
terrorist suicide bombers were Caucasian immigrants and followers of
organizations. Islamic extremism has flourished in the Caucasus as
a result of unresolved problems in the Caucasus. As a consequence,
number of terrorist acts in the country has risen 50 percent in just
the past half-year.
Solidarity takes note of the failure of the Russian government’s
policy in the Caucasus. The vigorous announcements by the Kremlin and
intelligence agencies about the destruction of this or that militant
should fool no one. While Putin’s regime remains supported by
corrupt thugs in the Caucasian republics, the number of terrorist acts
to rise, and we will constantly feel that we are in danger.
This problem will not be resolved without a change in policy towards
the Caucasus. Obviously, the security agencies, whose financing has
increased ten times over in the past ten years, have turned out to
for the fight against terrorism even right next to FSB headquarters.
After the 1999 Moscow apartment bombings, Putin vowed “to flush
all the terrorists down the toilet” and thereby won over the
support of the entire nation. In the forefront of the war on terror,
president. Under the guise of the war on extremism, he imposed censorship
throughout the country, abolished gubernatorial elections, and turned
all other elections into a farce.
The sorrowful result – terrorists, outfitted with suicide bombs,
work their way unchecked into the center of Moscow and blow up the
We know that in discussions on the fight against terrorism, there will
be an increase in repression and pressure on the opposition and hatred
towards Caucasians will be propagated. However, neither of these things
will solve the problem. The problem will be solved with a change in
policy and a return to the rule of law, civil rights, and constitutional
After today’s terrorist acts in Moscow, Medvedev has an obligation
to dismiss those responsible for the failure of anti-terrorist activities
and policy in the Caucasus in their entirety: Vladimir Putin, Aleksandr
Bortnikov, and Rashid Nurgaliyev.