Federal Assembly Duma
September 12, 2001

The Council of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of Russia, at its extraordinary meeting held under the chairmanship of Artur Chilingarov, adopted a Message of the State Duma Council to the Congress of the United States of America and the American People, which reads:

"On behalf of the deputies of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, we express our sincere condolences to the relatives and friends of the victims of the cruel tragedy in the USA and share the pain and suffering with the whole American people.

"Russian people are deeply shocked by the barbaric terrorist actions, which caused considerable loss of life in the USA. We express our outrage and anger at these inhuman actions of international terrorism.

"Having had personal experience of the horror of terrorist attacks, Russians well understand the grief of the American people.

"What has happened is a challenge to all mankind. There has been confirmed the fact that terrorism knows no frontiers, and each can become its target. The tragedy shows convincingly that this most terrible threat to the world community in the 21st century can be removed only by the joint efforts of all states without exception. The State Duma expresses readiness to cooperate with the US Congress, and the Parliaments of other countries in this direction.

"We share the assessment given to the tragic events in the USA by President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin."


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