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Friday, April 19, 2013

The story of the 2 Russian brothers suspected in the Boston bombings

The story of the 2 Russian brothers suspected in the Boston bombings:
Two Russians bothers, 26 year old Tamerlan and 19 year old Dzhokhar, a second-year medical student in the U.S, are suspected to be behind the Boston Marathon bombings. Tamerlan was killed in a shootout with police last night, Dzhokhar is being intensely
pursued. Below is their story...



From Boston Associated Press

In May of 2011, Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev (pictured above and below right), then a senior at a prestigious
high school, was awarded a $2,500 scholarship from the city of
Cambridge, Mass., to pursue higher education. Now, Tsarnaev is on the
run, described as "armed and dangerous" and suspected of the Boston
Marathon bombing.
Two brothers, one now dead, one alive and at large. After hours of
only grainy images of two men in baseball caps to go on, a portrait
gradually started emerging Friday of the men suspected in the attack.

Tsarnaev, 19, and his older brother, Tamerlan, who was killed during a
violent night in Cambridge, had been living together on Norfolk Street
in Cambridge. An uncle, Ruslan Tsarni of Montgomery Village, Md., told
The Associated Press that the men lived together near Boston and have
been in the United States for about a decade. They came from the Russian
region near Chechnya, which has been plagued by an Islamic insurgency
stemming from separatist wars.




Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's page on the Russian social networking site
Vkontakte says he attended Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, graduating
in 2011, the year he won the scholarship, which was celebrated with a
reception at City Hall, according to a news release issued at the time.
Before moving to the United States, he attended School No. 1 in
Makhachkala, the capital of Dagestan, a predominantly Muslim republic in
Russia's North Caucasus that has become an epicenter of the Islamic
insurgency that spilled over from Chechnya. On the site, he describes
himself as speaking Chechen as well as English and Russian. His world
view is described as "Islam" and he says his personal goal is "career
and money."




Tsarnaev appeared in the video released by authorities on Thursday,
identified as Suspect Number 2, striding down a sidewalk, unnoticed by
spectators who were absorbed in the race. He followed Tamerlan by about
10 feet. He wore what appeared to be a gray hoodie under a dark jacket
and pants, and a white baseball cap facing backward and pulled down
haphazardly.




Tamerlan was stockier, in khaki pants, a light T-shirt, and a dark
jacket. The brim of his baseball cap faced forward, and he may have been
wearing sunglasses.




According to the website spotcrime.com, Tamerlan was arrested for
domestic violence in July 2009, after assaulting his girlfriend.




He was an amateur boxer, listed as a competitor in a National Golden Gloves competition in 2009.

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