Russian official: US ‘ignored Boston bombers warning’


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The Independent US

A senior Russian official has said the Boston Marathon bombings could have been prevented if the Americans had acted on Russian intelligence.

Officials had previously reiterated President Vladimir Putin’s statement that Russia had no information that could have prevented the attacks.

“The Russian side warned the American side about the Tsarnaev brothers, but this information was not taken seriously, which is what led to that tragedy,” Valentina Matvienko, the Speaker of Russia’s senate, said, referring to suspects Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.