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    Families of those killed in a deadly terrorist attack at Moscow's Domodedovo Airport on Monday will receive 3 million rubles ($100,000) compensation from the government, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday.

    Families of those killed in a deadly terrorist attack at Moscow's Domodedovo Airport on Monday will receive 3 million rubles ($100,000) compensation from the government, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday.

    At least 35 people died and up to 180 were injured when a suicide bomber detonated an explosive device in the airport's arrivals zone.

    Those who suffered severe injuries will be compensated 1.9 million rubles ($63,000), while those with lighter injuries will be awarded 1.2 million rubles ($40,000), the premier said.

    Following President Dmitry Medvedev's lead, Putin also pledged to punish the terrorists behind the attack.

    "I have no doubt that this crime will be solved, and revenge will be inevitable," Putin said.

    In late December, the Domodedovo Airport was the site of a transport collapse following serious power outages in the Moscow Region caused by severe freezing rain.

    The airport's director Vyacheslav Nekrasov, who was criticized for failing to deal with passengers during mass flight delays, was dismissed and succeeded by Igor Borisov, the former head of the Domodedovo Passenger Service.

    In August 2004, two planes which took off from the airport were blown up by female Chechen suicide bombers, who bribed their way through security checks to get onboard. A total of 90 people were killed in the simultaneous mid-air explosions.

    MOSCOW, January 25 (RIA Novosti)

     

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