What Does Chechnya Have To Do With Marathon Bombings?07:55
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FBI agents escort Ruslan Tsarni, uncle of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects, second from right, into his home in Montgomery Village in Md. Friday, April, 19, 2013. (Jose Luis Magana/AP)
FBI agents escort Ruslan Tsarni, uncle of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects, second from right, into his home in Montgomery Village in Md. Friday, April, 19, 2013. (Jose Luis Magana/AP)

Amid all the theories on who might have been behind the bombings at the Boston Marathon, Chechnya was not on the tip of anyone's tongue.

Now we know that the two suspects in the bombings - one who police say has been killed - were brothers who grew up in Chechnya.

Tamerlan Tsarnaev was killed, according to police, and his younger brother, 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, remains at large.

We take a look at the legacy of violence in Chechnya over the past 20 years, and how that might be connected to the attacks.

Video: Uncle of suspects calls them "losers"

Guests:

  • Fiona Hill, director of the Center on the United States and Europe, and senior fellow in the Foreign Policy Studies Program at The Brookings Institution. She is also the co-author of the forthcoming book, Mr. Putin: Operative in the Kremlin.

This segment aired on April 19, 2013.

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