|Putin, recalling Boston bombers, wants Sochi safe|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
SOCHI, Russia — President Vladimir Putin pointed Wednesday to the Boston Marathon bombings as a big reason for the intense security around the Winter Olympics that Russia is kicking off today.
The Chechen brothers accused of the 2013 Boston attacks hailed from just a few hundred miles away from the Olympic sites at Sochi.
This Black Sea town and neighboring Caucasus Mountains are readying to host world leaders, thousands of athletes and many more spectators at the games.
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