Monday, March 29, 2010

TERRORISTAS!

 Bloggers & Twitterers were among the first to spread the word about the tragic event, as Russia's major news websites stopped responding due to high traffic and TV channels were too slow to prepare any material on time. As Twitter user Krassnova noticed [RUS], Twitter hashtag #metro29 [RUS, EN] had 40 tweets per second while TV channels managed to prepare just 4 stories. In less than a couple of hours a website metro29.ru has been installed to cover the events. One of the first bloggers to tell the news was Marina Litvinovich (aka LJ user abstract2001), an opposition blogger, who posted photos from Lubyanka subway station [RUS], where the first blast occurred. Many Russians turned to CNN for news.

Svetlana Gladkova (Profy) types:
As many of you already know, earlier today a terrible tragedy happened in Moscow - two explosions in the subway executed by two female suicide bombers and took lives of 38 people (with many still in intensive care of various hospitals so the number will probably increase still in the coming days).

The worst part is that the explosions took place in the morning rush hour when millions of people in Moscow descend to the subway stations heading for their jobs or studies - and one needs to realize that in Moscow with huge rarely ending traffic jams the underground is virtually the only means of public transportation that is reliable and actually can take you just about everywhere around the megalopolis - so it is no wonder the damage done is so huge. ...:::MoRe:::...

Ripped from Drudge:::
Two females; Muslim militants suspected...
'The war is coming to their cities'...
VIDEO/PHOTOS/DETAILS...
More Than 30 Dead...
Russia vows terror crackdown...
Putin: 'Destroy' militants...
Explosion underneath Federal Security Service...
NYC activates security plan...
Washington sends bomb-sniffing dogs into rail system...
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