Nations around the world are condemning what appear to be two suicide bombings in Moscow early on Monday morning.
According to the most recent information, the bombings were carried out by two women during the morning rush hour. The first happened inside the Moscow Metro station Lubyanka, and the second 42 minutes later at Park Kultury station. At least 38 people have been reported killed, with many more injured. Preliminary investigation indicates the bombing was perpetrated by Chechen separatists. Russian officials said it was "the deadliest and most sophisticated terrorist attack in the Russian capital in six years."
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin both emphasized the need for greater security, and for quick apprehension of the terrorists.
Russia's Interior Ministry head Rashid Nurgaliyev said security was being boosted across the country, "in particular in those cities with metro systems."
It remains to be seen how the attacks will affect Moscow's tourism scene, which has been blooming recently with numerous luxury hotels in the works. Keep visiting TravelAgentCentral.com for more information about safety in Moscow, and how the tourism authorities will help keep people visiting the burgeoning city.