The leadership of the country and the law-enforcement
agencies bear political responsibility for today's explosion
at Pushkin Square, noted Deputy Head of the Yabloko faction
in the State Duma of the RF, Sergei Ivanenko, in an interview
with the Echo Moskvi radio station.
According to Ivanenko, the task of the authorities
is to create such conditions that "there are no more
explosions of this kind, a detailed investigation is held
in the shortest possible time and that the culprits are
found". Ivanenko recollected that the members of a
Cabinet in "civilised countries" normally resign
after such incidents.
At the same time, Ivanenko does not think
that the introduction of a state of emergency in the capital
of Russia and more stringent registration rules in Moscow
would provide an adequate response to the terrorists. "I
do not advocate any strengthening in purely administrative
police functions, he stressed. - I
fear that our law-enforcement structures may cast out the
baby together with the bath water."
According to Ivanenko, "such tough
measures will lead to a situation, where the terrorists
pass through, like water through a sieve and ordinary people
become embittered." According to Ivanenko, the fight
with terrorism is a "task of
specialists and professionals skilled to handle such tasks".