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A suicide bomber detonated a bomb in the city of Chechnya on Tuesday, killing at least 16 people, investigators said, as Russia prepares to host the Winter Olympics. Authorities said the attacker detonated the shrapnel-filled bomb at the entrance of a hotel in the violence-plagued Russian city in the North Caucasus. Two bombs exploded in Moscow on Wednesday, causing chaos on the streets of the Russian Federation's second-largest city and the country's largest port city, killing at least 34 people, according to police and local authorities.

The morning rush hour bombings, which left mutilated bodies in the streets, underscored security concerns ahead of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia's second-largest city. Putin secured the Games for Russia during his 2000 term, and staked his reputation on a safe and successful Olympics, even releasing jailed opponents, including former Prime Minister Mikhail Gorbachev and his wife, to remove any cause for international criticism in the run-up to the Games. Elected in 2008 after gaining popularity in the war against Chechen rebels, he has staked much of his prestige on hosting successful Olympics to show how far Russia has come since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. But the insurgency, rooted in war, has overshadowed Putin's 14 years in power and now poses his greatest security challenge.

Russian forces, including special forces, will patrol the wooded mountains surrounding the resort and use drones to constantly monitor the Olympic facilities. More attacks are expected in Chechnya, a city in southern Russia where the games are not taking place, an easy target for Sochi, said Alexei Kuznetsov, head of Russia's National Security Council.

The security zone around Sochi extends from the city of Volgograd, the capital of Russia's Volga Federal District, to the border with Chechnya in the north and from there to Sochi. The mighty Volga River flows through the area and flows south to the south-east, flowing into the Caspian Sea. In the past, it was an important trade route for the region because of the river. It serves as a route to Moscow and is also the largest city in the region with over a million inhabitants.

The most famous landmark of the city is the Volgograd Tower, a medieval red brick fortress that towers over the Volga River. The tower is part of the beautiful Kremlin, where the five-domed Cathedral of the Annunciation is located, one of the largest and most important churches in Russia.

The Volga region has been inhabited by many ethnic groups over the centuries and is therefore home to a large number of historical structures. The main attraction is the famous Nilova Pustyn Monastery, which is also an Orthodox Christian place. You can also see it from the top of the tower, as well as the Kremlin, while there is a famous river that gives the district its name.

Along with the Russians, the Tatars, with their current population of 6.6 million, are the dominant group and, alongside the Russians, are among the most developed groups in Russia, as they are the country's second most populous ethnic group and the third most industrialised. It should be remembered that some of Russia's poorest communities are often among the smallest not on this list.

In the years ahead, the city's ambitions will get a boost as Volgograd has been chosen to host the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Russia's biggest sporting event. Putin, who helped Russia win the right to host the high-profile sporting event, and it will bring thousands of foreign fans to cities across Russia. It will also host its first ever Olympic Games, which will be attended by a total of 1.5 million people.

This is because Volgograd is near Stalingrad and much of the fighting revolved around the railway station.

The city is named Stalingrad in honor of Stalingrad, a figure that many in the North Caucasus despise. In 1940, Stalin ordered the execution of tens of thousands of people from the region, including Chechens, for sympathizing with Nazi Germany. Years later, the Kremlin succeeded in radicalizing the entire region, so that the region's Muslims saw their good fortune as martyrs of global jihad.

Hundreds of thousands of Chechens have been killed and the country has been turned into a Kremlin-reinvented tabula rasa. Russian troops were defeated by Chechen forces, but for centuries they stood ready and conducted their own affairs. In a popular assembly quickly organized on Vkontake (Russian for "Facebook"), more than 200 people gathered to demand the dismissal of the governor of the region and the mayor of Volgograd.

Without wells for internal communication, Pavlov's soldiers broke through the walls of the basement and upper floors, digging communication trenches with Soviet positions outside. When German infantry and tanks tried to cross the square and approach the house, his men had erected a withering barrage.

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