Dear fellow citizens,
Those who sent these bandits to carry out this dreadful
crime made it their aim to set our peoples against each
other, put fear into the hearts of Russian citizens and
unleash bloody interethnic strife in the North Caucasus.
In this connection I have the following words to say.
First, a series of measures aimed at strengthening our
country’s unity will soon be prepared.
Second, I think it is necessary to create a new system of
coordinating the forces and means responsible for
exercising control over the situation in the North
Caucasus. Third, we need to create an effective anti-
crisis management system including entirely new
approaches to the way the law enforcement agencies
I want to stress that all of these measures will be
implemented in full accordance with our country’s