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Putin asks businessmen not to cash in on subway blasts

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Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on Monday called on businessmen not to cash in on the tragedy on the Moscow subway.

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on Monday called on businessmen not to cash in on the tragedy on the Moscow subway.

"I want to call on representatives of the small and medium-sized businesses, working in the transport sector. I ask you not to abuse this situation, inflate prices or create additional difficulties, but to express solidarity with those in trouble and in need of your support," he said.

Two bombs went off at the busy Lubyanka and Park Kultury subway stations early on Monday, killing at least 38 and wounding 65.

Several subway stations had to be closed down and taxi drivers increased prices to almost 3,000 rubles ($100) per passenger for a short ride.

 

KRASNOYARSK, March 29 (RIA Novosti)