From the major Russian newspaper Izvestia: Izvestia has learned that the suspect in the Boston terrorist acts, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, did come to America from Makhachala. But up until age seven he lived in Kirghizia and you can only call him Russian with a big stretch — in Dagestan, Tsarnaev lived only a year. Tsarnaev hid from the police, but he was noticed in a Boston house, and the SWAT teams have already surrounded it and are preparing to storm it.
Translation of the paragraph below: Journalists and internet users have already found on the brothers’ pages some tidbits that could suggest their attraction to radical islam. For example, in the audio recordings of Dzhokhar are the songs of Timur Mutsurayev, a Chechen bard, who is banned in Russia because of the extremist content of his texts. Among the albums of Tamerlan Tsarnaev on YouTube is an album titled “Terrorist.”
Carey Goldberg was a Moscow correspondent for the Los Angeles Times during the collapse of the Soviet Union. She currently writes for WBUR’s Commonhealth.
Boston Marathon Bombing: Significant Developments:
- Monday, April 15: Bombs at the Marathon finish line kill three and injure hundreds more
- Thursday, April 18: Black hat and white hat: FBI releases photos and video of suspects
- Thursday and Friday, April 18-19: MIT police officer is killed; shootout in Watertown; one suspect dies, other escapes
- Friday, April 19: Manhunt for surviving suspect as Boston area is put on lockdown
- Friday evening, April 19: Lockdown lifted; suspect is located and captured in Watertown
- Monday, April 22: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev charged with using a weapon of mass destruction
- Wednesday, May 1: Three college friends of Dzhokhar accused of disposing of backpack
- More Coverage: Boston Marathon Bombings