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."