President Vladimir Putin called meetings with the chief of the Federal Security Service and the Interior Minister. The investigators concluded that there is a connection between the Sunday and Monday bombings.
Prime Minister Medvedev ordered that the families of victims receive a million rubles each ($30,000). Various levels of compensation will be accorded to the injured people. A mourning period of five days has been declared in Volgograd. Commentators of those dramatic events in Russia think that the terrorist organizations try to intimidate and scare people. Without any doubt, this is linked to the Olympics coming up. They suggest that the international community must have more visible concrete actions against terrorism.