The Volgograd terror attacks in context
With just six weeks to go until the Sochi Olympics, the twin terrorist attacks in the Russian city of Volgograd on 29-30 December 2013 have shocked the world. Leaving at least 31 people dead, these were the worst terrorist attacks in Russia in two years.
However, Russia is no stranger to terrorism. In the last two decades, since the fall of the Soviet Union, over 2,800 people have been killed in terrorist attacks in the country – many of which have been linked to the troubled Caucasus region, on the edge of which the Sochi games are being held. Click or swipe on for an overview of some of the key attacks, their origins, and how this has shaped modern Russia.