Ber Lazar offered "sincerest condolences to the families of the terrorist act victims on behalf of himself and the Jewish commune." "Terrorists will not escape punishment. I hope that the authorities will take all measures to liquidate the terrorist infrastructure," Ber Lazar told RIA Novosti, following the explosion which killed 30.
In his words, we should take joint counter-terrorist efforts to prevent terrorists from achieving their aims".
"Terrorists commit crimes which sow hatred of mankind and chaos in the world. Each of us can fall a victim to terrorism, and this is frightful", Russia's chief rabbi said.
According to him, "terror is an everlasting problem" but "terrorist acts have latterly become much more frequent, and this causes anguish and horror".