Tsarnaevs never lived in Kazakhstan: Foreign Ministry 22 апреля 2013, 16:09
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Kazakhstan Foreign Ministry has found no evidences that the suspects of Boston bombing Tamerlan and Dzokhar Tsarnaevs lived in Kazakhstan, Tengrinews.kz reports.
The authority noted that mass media was spreading contradictory information on the Boston events. In particular, some newspapers wrote that the Tsarnaevs allegedly used to live in different countries, including Kazakhstan. “We have not found any evidence to confirm these rumors. We are ready to render any support to our American partners,” the Ministry wrote and added that Kazakhstan condemned terrorist attacks in any form and expressed sincere solidarity with the Boston citizens.
Earlier CNN reported that the suspects could have move to the U.S. from Kazakhstan. It turned out later that 19-y.o. Dzokhar Tsarnaev was a U.S. citizen. According to American media, his elder brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev was born in Russia and Dzokhar was born in Kyrgyzstan. The family lived in Checnya for some time. In 2001 they moved to Russia and later to the U.S.
AFP has cited the VKontakte page that says that Dzhokhar graduated in 2011 from Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, a public high school, identifies "Islam" as his world view, and "career and money" as his main goals in life.
It also contains information about Chechnya and Islam, and relates jokes about unfair treatment of Muslims in the Caucasus region.
"They have this joke in school. A car is driving down the street with a man from Dagestan, a man from Chechnya and a man from Ingushetia... Who is driving the car? The answer is: The police," it says.
The 26-year-old Tamerlan appears to have been featured in an online photo essay by Johannes Hirn entitled "Will Box for Passport," in which he says he has been living in America for five years.
"I don't have a single American friend, I don't understand them," he is quoted as saying under one of several pictures of him boxing in the Wai Kru Mixed Martial Arts Center.
The website says Tamerlan, who was studying engineering at Bunker Hill Community College, had taken a year off to train for the National Golden Gloves competition in Salt Lake City, Utah.
It says he is originally from Chechnya but fled the conflict in the 1990s and spent years in Kazakhstan before coming to the United States as a refugee.
Dzokhar Tsarnaev was apprehended by Boston police at night of April 20. His brother Tamerlan was killed in a shoot-out with the police when Dzokhar managed to flee in a car.
Two bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon near Copley Square on Monday, turning a celebration into a bloody scene of destruction.
According to the officials, the blasts were about 50 to 100 yards and 20 seconds apart on a stretch of the marathon course lined with spectators cheering runners through the final yards of over 26-mile marathon just before 3 p.m. A third, undetonated device was found near the finish line.