Valentina Matvienko
Russian Official Valentina Matvienko Says FBI Careless with Boston Suspect Intelligence (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Valentina Matvienko, speaker of Russia’s senate, reportedly said the FBI was careless with Boston Marathon bombing suspect intelligence that could have prevented the bombings carried out by Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

“The Russian side warned the American side about the Tsarnaev brothers, but this information was not taken seriously by the American side, which is what led to that tragedy,” Valentina Matvienko, said Tuesday, referring to suspects Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the Interfax news agency reported.

Matvienko made the remarks after a meeting with Britain’s ambassador to Russia. She is the longtime governor of Putin’s hometown of St. Petersburg, is considered a close Kremlin confidante and was named Russia’s most powerful woman this year by Ekho Moskvy radio.

“Today the world has to deal with common global challenges and international terrorism, as well as crime, and the cooperation of intelligence services becomes extremely significant for this issue,” she added. Source: AP Big Story

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