Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has promised to do everything in his power to find those responsible for the airport attack and ensure they pay for their crime.
Speaking to his Health and Social Development minister he insisted on the necessity to help those injured as much as possible, and provide material assistance to those who had lost members of their families.
Putin won the Russian presidency at the start of the century following a successful war in Chechnya, and staked his reputation on crushing Islamic extremists in the Caucasus, but since then violence has spread to neighbouring Dagestan and Ingushetia, and Russia has itself come under attack.
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