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Tuesday, 25 January 2011

26 January in Moscow Declared a Day of Mourning for the Victims of the Terrorist Attack

Filed under: patriotic,politics,Russian — 01varvara @ 00.00

On Tuesday, the Moscow City government declared 26 January as a Day of Mourning to commemorate the victims of the terrorist attack at Domodedovo Airport, Gulnara Penkova, a spokesman for Mayor Sobyanin, told RIA-Novosti. The explosion in the international terminal at Domodedovo occurred at 16.32 MSK (13.32 UTC 08.32 EST 05.32 PST) on 24 January. According to preliminary data, an explosive device, packed with sharp metal fragments, with explosive power equivalent to seven kilogrammes (15.4 pounds) of TNT, went off in the international arrivals area. According to the most recent reports, 35 people were killed and more than 100 hospitalised. “In memory of the victims of the terrorist attack, which occurred 24 January at Domodedovo Airport, Moscow mayor Sergei Sobyanin decided to declare 26 January 2011 as a Day of Mourning in Moscow”, Ms Penkova said. In connection with the tragedy, on 25 January, Moscow city authorities cancelled the massive student celebrations dedicated to St Tatiana Day. Russian TV channels will not broadcast light entertainment on the day of mourning. Besides this, on the day of mourning, there won’t be ads or light entertainment programmes broadcast on the radio. Radio stations that are part of RTR-Vesti FM, Radio Russia, and Mayak especially will try to forgo comedy, quizzes, and raffles. Music broadcast on this day will be themed in accordance with the declared day of mourning. In addition, the Moscow government tightened security at major transportation hubs in the city.

25 January 2011





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