May 01, 2010

Moscow Calling

i was on the St. Petersburg-Moscow Express when I learned about the explosions in the Moscow Metro. We were an hour and a half out when suddenly my neighbor got a call on his cellphone. He asked loudly, “Papa, you at home? What happened?” He spoke for a long time in a whisper, then turned to me and said, “An hour ago there were two explosions in the Moscow Metro. Two. At different stations: Lubyanka and Park Kultury. They didn’t give me any details, but there are casualties.” After he spoke, he turned to stare out the window.

We were approaching Moscow at 200 km per hour. I had no doubts: Islamic terrorists. Not long ago, our military exterminated one of their charismatic leaders. They had taken their revenge on us.

The previous underground terrorist attack had been a long time ago, in 2004.

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