Updated: Wed, 01 Jan 2014 04:00:00 GMT
A history of terror attacks in Russia

The Volgograd terror attacks in context



The Volgograd terror attacks in context (© Sergei Karpov/Reuters)
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  • 1994 - Post-Communist terrorism in Russia (© AP Photo)
  • June 1995 - Budyonnovsk Hospital siege (© Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP Photo)
  • January 1996 - Kizlyar raid (© APTV/AP Photo)
  • June 1996 - Moscow Metro bombing (© Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP Photo)
  • March 1999 - Vladikavkaz bombing (© AP Photo/Maxim Marmur)
  • September 1999 - Apartment blocks attacks (© Tatiana Makeyeva/AP Photo)
  • October 2002 - Dubrovka Theatre siege (© ITAR-TAS/REX Features)
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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.

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