Volgograd is between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea.
It was once called Stalingrad and perhaps is better know to people as the scene for the film “Enemy at the Gates”
The video below shows the “black widow” suicide bomber enter the train station just before the explosion.
Carrying a bag over her left shoulder, the weight of the contents make them selves apparent as the woman seemingly struggles to climb the staircase.
Video below shows an edited close up of the explosion
Umarov called on his followers to use “maximum force … to disrupt these satanic games to be held on the bones of our ancestors”.
still from video
At least 15 people have been killed and 23 wounded in an explosion on a packed trolleybus in Russia’s Volgograd city, according to the Interfax news agency.
Two attacks within a few hours of each other have rocked Volgograd. This is the third attack in a city which maybe seen as a soft target as security forces have made other target cities impenetrable.
Volgograd’s history of resistance during World War 2 makes it a symbol of the Russian Army’s strength. The train station attack is a symbolic act which attempted a strike at the heart of the Russian people.
The young security guard who stopped the suicide bomber, and who saved many lives, is a sign of the enduring character of the Russian peoples.