Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has no doubts that the organizers of the deadly blasts in the Moscow subway carried out on Monday morning will be punished.
"It is well known that today a terrible crime against civilians in its effects and disgusting in its character was carried out," the prime minister said. "Dozens of people died in the subway."
"I am sure that police will do their best to find and punish the criminals," Putin continued. "The terrorists will be eliminated."
The prime minister signed an order to allocate compensation of 318,000 rubles ($10,729) to each family of those who died in the blasts, a compensation of 100,000 rubles ($3,374) to each family of those who were severely injured and 50,000 rubles ($1,687) to each family of an injured member.
Putin proposed the Russian Transport Ministry provide a plan on how to tighten security on transportation.
Two blasts in Moscow's Lubyanka and Park Kultury subway stations occurred during the early morning rush hour with an interval of 40 minutes, the first one at approximately 8:00 a.m. Moscow time (5:00 GMT). According to preliminary information, at least 37 people have died and dozens were injured.
This will be the first major terrorist incident in the Russian capital since the autumn of 2004, when ten people were killed in a suicide bomb attack outside a north Moscow metro station.
KRASNOYARSK, March 29 (RIA Novosti)