Russian Embassy In India Opens Condolence Book as Country Mourns Moscow Concert Attack – News18

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Last Updated: March 24, 2024, 13:42 IST
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A Russian national flag is seen lowered on the headquarters of State Duma, the lower house of parliament, on the day of mourning, declared following a deadly shooting in the Crocus City Hall concert hall, in Moscow, Russia March 24, 2024. (Reuters)
As Russia observes a national day of mourning after the Moscow terrorist attack, the Russian embassy in India on Sunday opened an online book of condolence for people who wish to offer condolences in the wake of the deadliest attack inside Russia for two decades.
Russia lowered flags to half-mast for a day of mourning after over a hundred people were gunned down with automatic weapons at a rock concert outside Moscow. President Vladimir Putin declared a national day of mourning after pledging to track down and punish all those behind the attack that killed over 130 people and injured another 150.
️The Embassy has opened an online book of condolences for those who wish to express sympathy to the families of victims of the Crocus City Hall terrorist attack on March 22, 2024.⬇️ You can write below in the comment section or send a letter to
— Russia in India (@RusEmbIndia) March 23, 2024
“I express my deep, sincere condolences to all those who lost their loved ones,” Putin said in an address to the nation on Saturday, his first public comments on the attack. “The whole country and our entire people are grieving with you.”
The Islamic State claimed responsibility for Friday’s attack, but Putin has not publicly mentioned the militant group in connection with the attackers, who he said had been trying to escape to Ukraine. He asserted that some on “the Ukrainian side” had prepared to spirit them across the border. Ukraine has repeatedly denied any role in the attack, which Putin also blamed on “international terrorism”.
Russia Marks Day of National Mourning for Victims of Crocus City Hall Terror AttackRussia’s Government House – also known as the ‘White House’ – lowers its flag to half-mast.
— RT_India (@RT_India_news) March 24, 2024

People laid flowers at Crocus City Hall, the 6,200-seat concert hall outside Moscow where four armed men burst in on Friday just before Soviet-era rock group Picnic was to perform its hit “Afraid of Nothing”. The men fired their automatic weapons in short bursts at terrified civilians who fell screaming in a hail off bullets.
It was the deadliest attack on Russian territory since the 2004 Beslan school siege when Islamist militants took more than 1,000 people hostage. In the southwestern city of Voronezh, people were laying flowers and lighting candles at a monument to children who died there in a World War Two bombing, in solidarity with those who died in the attack near Moscow. Putin said 11 people had been detained, including the four gunmen, who fled the concert hall and made their way to the Bryansk region, about 340 km southwest of Moscow.
(With agency inputs)


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