Domodedovo airport: a symbol of modern Russia that became a target

Posted on Monday 24th January 2011

Groups fighting for independence from Russia have launched terrorist attacks from the airport before Cerwyn Moore's article in the guardian following the blast at an international airport in Russia.

Designed as a modern secure airport handling international and domestic flights, Domodedovo became a symbol of contemporary Russia under Vladimir Putin: a refurbished, busy international gateway, a progressive vision of Russia. Perhaps for this reason it was a target of groups fighting for independence from Russia.

If groups linked to north Caucasus are responsible for the Moscow airport attack, a short-term military response, papering over the problems that beset the region, may not be sufficient. The response of the Russian authorities may be critical, demonstrating that Russia can tackle long-term issues, both political and social.

Read the full article on the Guardian website