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Russia: 'Petersburg, we are with you' - Kursk honours victims of Metro bombing 01:21

Russia: 'Petersburg, we are with you' - Kursk honours victims of Metro bombing

Russian Federation, Kursk
April 8, 2017 at 00:00 GMT +00:00 · Published

Several thousand people gathered in Kursk on Saturday to commemorate the victims of Monday's blast in the St. Petersburg metro, which claimed the lives of 13 people.

The crowd attending the memorial event gathered outside the State Pushkin Drama Theatre and held a minute of silence. Mourners were seen holding Russian flags as well as banners reading "Together we will win" and "Petersburg, we are with you."

While Svetlana Nikishaeva, one of the many people who attended the demonstration, said that she felt as if the her own family suffered a loss, another citizen of Kursk, Elena Skrypnik, said: "[We are here] to honour the memory of those [who] died in that horrible tragedy, and to support all those who suffered."

Commemorative events took place throughout the country, with the largest demonstration being held in Moscow on Thursday, when people laid flowers at the Leningrad monument of the Russian Hero Cities memorial and along the Kremlin Wall.

An unidentified explosive device went off inside the train carriage as it travelled through a tunnel between the Sennaya Ploschad and Institute of Technology metro stations at 14:40 local time (11:40 GMT) on Monday, rocking the St. Petersburg metro network.

A second unexploded bomb was later deactivated at Ploschad Vostaniya station.

Russia: 'Petersburg, we are with you' - Kursk honours victims of Metro bombing 01:21
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Several thousand people gathered in Kursk on Saturday to commemorate the victims of Monday's blast in the St. Petersburg metro, which claimed the lives of 13 people.

The crowd attending the memorial event gathered outside the State Pushkin Drama Theatre and held a minute of silence. Mourners were seen holding Russian flags as well as banners reading "Together we will win" and "Petersburg, we are with you."

While Svetlana Nikishaeva, one of the many people who attended the demonstration, said that she felt as if the her own family suffered a loss, another citizen of Kursk, Elena Skrypnik, said: "[We are here] to honour the memory of those [who] died in that horrible tragedy, and to support all those who suffered."

Commemorative events took place throughout the country, with the largest demonstration being held in Moscow on Thursday, when people laid flowers at the Leningrad monument of the Russian Hero Cities memorial and along the Kremlin Wall.

An unidentified explosive device went off inside the train carriage as it travelled through a tunnel between the Sennaya Ploschad and Institute of Technology metro stations at 14:40 local time (11:40 GMT) on Monday, rocking the St. Petersburg metro network.

A second unexploded bomb was later deactivated at Ploschad Vostaniya station.

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