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City Security Threat Sparks a Lot of Talk

Top officials have called for tighter security after a recent warning about the threat of a terrorist attack, but police said Monday that no orders have been passed down from on high and it’s business as usual for them in Moscow. The chorus of cries for increased security is largely aimed at assuaging public jitters and is an attempt by law enforcers to regain face after the October theater siege, when armed Chechens held about 800 people hostage for three days. The Federal Security Service said last week that it had received information from Interpol that Chechen warlord Shamil Basayev — who claimed responsibility for the theater hostage crisis — has ordered a new and bigger attack in Moscow. Chechen rebels denied such a threat on their web site Kavkazcenter.com. Top officials almost immediately started making noise about dealing with the possible threat. Full Story

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