(CSM) Moscow — The destruction of a Russian airliner over the Sinai Peninsula last month that killed 224 people may have been the first attack by an external enemy that Russia unambiguously shares with the West.
But the MetroJet bomb, confirmed on Tuesday by the Kremlin and claimed by the so-called Islamic State, is an all-too familiar terrorist blowback for the Russian public. […]
"Here in Russia the achievements of the actual anti-terrorist fight are fairly modest, but the advantages gained by the state to limit movement, crack down on anything seen as 'extremist' have been very substantial," says Nikolai Petrov, a professor at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow.
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