The point of our program, “The World,” has always been to talk to an American audience about the globe, to satisfy the curious, and answer the questions we all have. In the newsroom, we always emphasize the importance of making human connections in every piece - that’s how we bring faraway stories home.
But with the Marathon bombings we all became a part of the story… We are all now home. And it’s an uneasy place to be.
— The World’s Executive Producer Andrew Sussman, in his HuffPost blog “Home.”
"Disbelief, shock, a measure of denial… An attempt to be able to distance these two young men from their own community."
— Almut Rochowanski, co-founder and Coordinator for the Chechyna Advocacy Network, on how Chechnyans in America are dealing with the news from Friday.
"And now, an insurgency and the radicalization has spread beyond Chechnya to all of the neighboring republics of the north Caucasus. On a daily basis there is violence, assassinations, clashes between Russian servicemen and militant groups… There is still a lot of violence in this region."
— Fiona Hill, an expert on Chechnya and the Caucasus at the Brookings Institution describes the history of the troubled region.