Bombings in Russia Wreak Havoc Prior to Olympics

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Dec. 30 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg’s Henry Meyer reports on the multiple suicide bombings happening in Russia in the run up to the Winter Olympics and what impact it may have on the games. He speaks on Bloomberg Television’s “Bloomberg Surveillance.” (Source: Bloomberg)

That city is 400 miles from sochi, where russia will host the winter olympics in less than six weeks.

We go to our moscow news bureau.

Henry, good morning.

When we are -- when we look at this, i will ask a single question -- what are the ramifications of a third bombing?

Extremely worrying.

As you said, 400 miles from sergey -- sochi.

The fact that we have had a 3 bombings in the space of 3 months -- the first happen in october when a suicide bomber blew himself up on a bus -- these taken together show that security forces haven't got a little things -- a lid on things.

There are concerns that there will be further such attacks in the run-up to the limits and during.

Will there be a deployment of security?

Was there news on monday afternoon in moscow just do something?

What will moscow do?

They have plans in place for the lyrics themselves.

There will be about 30,000 police officers and troops stationed in and around sochi, but they are going to have to look at the whole southern region and tried to put an extra resources to prevent these types of attacks from taking place.

Experts are fairly confident that the games themselves will be secure because there are such stringent security measures in place.

The problem is that extremists will try to attract attention to themselves by staging attacks outside immediate security zones.

After the release of various protesters to vladimir putin, what has been the response of the russian people to these 2 bombings?

The russian people have had many years of terrorism, unfortunately, including right in the heart of the russian capital.

That hasn't been the case for the last couple of years, so for them it is very worrying signal that in the space of a very short time, people going about their ordinary business, getting on the trolley bus or riding the railway station, get killed in this fashion.

It is the specter of terrorism which is again starting to worry people.

Henry, thank you so much.

Henry meyer in our bloomberg

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