Carnage in Moscow: Russia "boils" with rage - The torture of those arrested and Putin's next steps

Four have so far been arrested for the massacre with 139 dead

Screenshot 3 19 MAKELEIO, Moscow

"Everyone asks me. What to do; We caught them. Well done to everyone who caught them. Should they be killed? Must. And that will happen. But it is much more important to kill everyone involved. All. Those who paid them, those who sympathize with them, those who helped them. Let's kill them all." With these words, the vice president of the Security Council and former prime minister of Russia, Dmitry Medvedev, gives the stamp of the fate that probably awaits the terrorists arrested for the massacre at Crocus City Hall.

Russia continues to mourn the -so far- 139 dead and is "boiling" with anger. The four arrested perpetrators, all citizens of Tajikistan, were brought before a court, where they were charged. Earlier, of course, as can be seen in videos that are widely circulated on the Internet, they became recipients of the wrath of the police officers who arrested and interrogated them.

In a video released by the Wagner paramilitary group, one of the captured terrorists can be seen, naked from the waist down, being given electric shocks to his genitals. In another video, officers describe how they cut off the ear of another captured terrorist and forced him to eat it. For the third, Telegram circulated that Russian security authorities gouged out one of his eyes during interrogation, while the fourth, who appeared in court with a swollen face from a beating, is seen on video being interrogated with a plastic bag wrapped around his neck. of.


The four arrested, at least one of whom is said to have confessed and who will be held in custody until the trial, which is expected to begin on May 22, have been named by Russian authorities as Dalerdzhon Mirzoyev, Saidakrami Murodali Rachabalizoda, Shamsidin Fariduni and Muhammadsobir Fayzov .
In between and after the posting of the gruesome video of the callous killings of innocent civilians by the ISIS offshoot, ISIS-K proving its involvement in the Crocus City Hall massacre, Russian President Vladimir Putin for the first time referred to radical Islamists terrorists. But he again hinted that the Ukrainians were behind the bloodbath - a claim that Ukraine categorically rejects.


Vladimir Putin said the carnage in Moscow was a "continuation of the Kiev Nazi attacks", promising the Russian people that who gave the orders would be investigated and that investigations would continue, pointing out once again that the Tajik terrorists who were arrested, they wanted to escape to Ukraine. "It was part of the intimidation they are inflicting on us and part of the attack organized since 2014 by the Kiev Nazis against Russia," Putin said of the terrorist attack.
"We care about who benefits from this," he said. "This atrocity may be just a link in a series of attempts since 2014 at the hands of the neo-Nazi regime in Kiev," the Russian president also said, leaving a tip for the United States, which he pointedly said "They are trying to convince everyone that there is supposedly no Ukrainian trace in this crime, that ISIS is behind it."

The question now is the developments in the shadow of the atrocity. First, it is a question of whether Russia is facing a new problem, a new generation of terrorists from Tajikistan—a poor post-Soviet country of 10 million people between Uzbekistan, Afghanistan and China, whose citizens typically work in manual labor as immigrants in Russia - which is coming, but also, above all, whether this attack will mark a new phase in the war in Ukraine.

The next moves of the Russian president and the future of the war in Ukraine are increasingly preoccupying international analysts who express anxiety about escalation of attacks by the Kremlin, which may use the carnage in Moscow as an occasion to further sour relations with Ukraine. Putin's insistence on Ukrainian involvement, after all, clearly points in this direction.