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Putin hopes Boston prompts closer US, Russia anti-terror work

Published on Apr 25, 2013 6:02 PM
 
Female inmates, a member of the medical staff (second from right) and a penitentiary officer (right) watch a live broadcast of a nationwide phone-in with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the tubercular hospital of a prison in Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk on Thursday, April 25, 2013. Mr Putin on Thursday expressed hope that the Boston bombing tragedy would result in closer cooperation between Moscow and Washington in the fight against terror. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

MOSCOW (AFP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday expressed hope that the Boston bombing tragedy would result in closer cooperation between Moscow and Washington in the fight against terror.

"I urge that this tragedy pushes us closer to one another in stopping shared threats," Mr Putin said during his live televised call-in session in Moscow, saying Russia was also a victim of "international terrorism".