Sometimes it seems as if terrorism in Russia is a phenomenon of the North Caucasus. But Moscow has been hit almost as hard over the last five years:
Moscow�s police chief Col. Gen. Vladimir Pronin has said that 354 people died in terrorist attacks in Moscow over the past five years, the Interfax news agency reports.
�From 1999 to 2004, we have had 13 terrorist attacks in Moscow with 354 killed and 647 injured. The organizers of nine terrorist attacks have either been arrested or their identities confirmed,� Pronin said at the Terrorism and Electronic Mass Media conference in Gelendzhik.
I haven’t done the math, but I assume that Pronin is including the two airliners that were hijacked last year in his calculations.
Update: Check the comments below for three attempts to work out the numbers, including mine. Each of us came up with a different figure to Pronin, each of us came up with a higher figure than Pronin.