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Moscow flat bombers get life for killing 246

Two men jailed for blasts that triggered Kremlin’s second war in rebel republic, while for Chechens the violence is worse than ever. The Kremlin tried to close one of the most perplexing and shady chapters in its recent history yesterday with the sentencing of two men to life in a maximum security jail for the 1999 bombings of apartment blocks that provoked the second Chechen war. Yusuf Krymshamkhalov and Adam Dekkushev were found guilty of terrorism, murder, illegal possession of and trafficking in explosives, and other crimes in relation to the bombings in Moscow and Volgodonsk, which killed 246 people. Yet many Russians remain uncertain that the pair were the true perpetrators of the massive blasts – horrific acts that the Kremlin blamed on Chechen rebels, and that led to a second Kremlin-backed invasion of the war-torn separatist republic. Full Story

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