The Heat: Terror in Russia

The Heat

Russia Subway ExplosionA subway train hit by a explosion stays at the Tekhnologichesky Institut subway station in St.Petersburg, Russia, Monday, April 3, 2017. The subway in the Russian city of St. Petersburg is reporting that several people have been injured in an explosion on a subway train. (AP Photo/www.vk.com/spb_today via AP)

 

“We’re united. Nobody can scare us and our strength is in unity. We will resist any enemy and our country and our city will follow the path predetermined by fate and God. We are sure that we will be victorious.”

– Georgy Poltavchenko, Governor of Saint-Petersburg

 

Russian investigators have identified Akbarzhon Jalilov as the man behind the St Petersburg metro blast. The investigators believe the 22-year-old detonated the bomb inside the metro carriage, killing at least 14 people and injuring dozens more.

CGTN’s Julia Lyubova reports from the scene in St. Petersburg.

To discuss the attack and Russia’s response:

  • Simon Saradzhyan, the founding director of the Russia Matters Project at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.
  • Steve Fish, a professor of political science at the University of California, Berkeley.
  • Anton Fedyashin, professor of Russian History at American University.
  • Aurel Braun, a professor of international affairs at the University of Toronto. 

The Heat: Terror in Russia Pt 1

A world mourns in solidarity after an explosion in St. Petersburg claims the lives of Russian civilians. Could this be backlash for Russia's military actions in Syria and Iraq? CGTN's Julia Lyubova reports from the scene in St. Petersburg. To discuss the attack and Russia's response is Simon Saradzhyan, the founding director of the Russia Matters Project at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs; Steve Fish, a professor of political science at the University of California, Berkeley; Anton Fedyashin, professor of Russian History at American University and Aurel Braun, a professor of international affairs at the University of Toronto.

The Heat: Terror in Russia Pt 2

To discuss the attack and Russia's response is Simon Saradzhyan, the founding director of the Russia Matters Project at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs; Steve Fish, a professor of political science at the University of California, Berkeley; Anton Fedyashin, professor of Russian History at American University and Aurel Braun, a professor of international affairs at the University of Toronto.

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