Festering Chechen militancy not just Russia's problem

April 21, 2013 10:14 PM

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Festering Chechen militancy not just Russia's problem

Initial reports on the possible motives for two Chechen brothers suspected in the Boston Marathon bombings suggest there was little if any instigation from their volatile Russian homeland or an international Islamic militant force such as Al Qaeda.

But as the Chechen people's battle for freedom from Russian domination continues to fester nearly two decades after the first uprising against Moscow, the risks to the outside world are nonetheless apparent.

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