"I can give you a guarantee to protect the Winter Olympics in the city of Sochi on the Black Sea next year. The Chechen groups that threaten the security of the games are controlled by us, and they will not move in the Syrian territory’s direction without coordinating with us. These groups do not scare us. We use them in the face of the Syrian regime but they will have no role or influence in Syria’s political future.”Prince Bandar Bin Sultan, director general of the Saudi Intelligence Agency, to Vladimir Putin, August 20131
In the video below geopolitical annalist James Corbett speculates on the deeper power structures that may lie behind the recent and tragic bombings in Volgograd. Mr. Corbett speculates that the bombings may be connected to Russia's support for the Assad Regime in Syria and points to the rather interesting statement from Prince Bandar Bin Sultan to Vladimir Putin last August, where he claimed Saudi Intelligence controlled Chechen terrorist groups and that he could protect the Olympics from them, in return for a compromise over Syria.
It's interesting that whilst Russia Today did not directly raise the possibility of a foreign state being involved in the bombings, by inviting James Corbett on the show they basically ensured that it would be brought up! Given this is his specialist area it's hard to imagine this wasn't intentional.