Putin Promises 'Total Annihilation' for Terror Groups

Thursday, January 02, 2014

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin during a work visit, in the club Cabinet of Ministers, October 27, 2010 in Kyiv, Ukraine. (Shutterstock)

In recent days, two suicide bombings have killed 34 people in Russia and raised concerns about a terror campaign that could stretch into the Sochi Olympics in February.

President Vladimir Putin has vowed to pursue terrorists to their “total annihilation,” in his first public comments since the Volgograd suicide bombings.

Joining The Takeaway to explain what's next for Russia and the globe as the world gears up for the Olympics is Sufian Zhemukhov, a visiting scholar at George Washington University and an expert on U.S.-Caucasus relations.


Sufian Zhemukhov


T.J. Raphael

Comments [2]

Larry Fisher from Brooklyn, N.Y.

"Total annihilation of terrorists," sounds a little too similar to "ethnic cleansing."

Jan. 02 2014 12:19 PM
Angel from Miami, FL

If anyone can do it it's Putin. A recent marathon of Russian car accidents shows that Putin has annihilated traffic lights from all intersections in his country.

Jan. 02 2014 10:02 AM

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