3-Year Anniversary of Metro Bombings Commemorated

A memorial left at the Park Kultury station in the days after the bombings.

Memorials were set up Friday morning at the Lubyanka and Park Kultury metro stations to commemorate the three-year anniversary of the metro bombings that took the lives of 40 people and injured more than 100.

Police were standing by at both Lubyanka and Park Kultury on Friday morning as commuters and relatives of those killed stopped to pay their respects by placing flowers at the scene.

At both stations, tables were set up in the middle of the hall with a red tablecloth featuring the inscription "At this site on March 29, 2010, a terrorist act was committed, and people died."

Roses, tulips and carnations were laid out on the tables next to lit candles.

Relatives of the victims were spotted crying and embracing in front of the memorials, although the memorials did not disrupt the daily commute for metro passengers, and no large crowds formed, RIA-Novosti reported.

Two female suicide bombers detonated homemade explosives in the Park Kultury and Lubyanka metro stations during morning rush hour on March 29, 2010.

The explosions took place during morning rush hour, about 45 minutes apart, and caused chaos and panic as passengers fled.

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