Putin Vows ‘Total Annihilation’ of Terrorists

SAINT PETERSBURG, RUSSIA - SEPTEMBER 06:  In this handout image provided by Host Photo Agency, President of Russia Vladimir Putin helds a press conference on the outcomes of the G20 Leaders' Summit on September 6, 2013 in St. Petersburg, Russia. Leaders of the G20 nations made progress on tightening up on multinational company tax avoidance, but remain divided over the Syrian conflict during enter the final day of the Russian summit. (Photo by Alexey Maishev/Host Photo Agency via Getty Images)
Photo: Handout/2013 Host Photo Agency

Following two deadly bombings in Volgograd, the Russian president used his New Year’s address to promise, “We will strongly and decisively continue the battle against terrorists until their total annihilation.” The attacks killed at least 34 people, according to the latest reports, and put the world on edge in advance of February’s Winter Olympics in nearby Sochi.