More than 3,000 people turned up in central Moscow on Wednesday to remember the victims of the latest terrorist bomb attacks in the capital, a city police official said.
The public gathering, called "Without Words," saw thousands of candles being lit in tribute to at least 39 people killed and 95 injured on Monday in two attacks on the city's subway.
The solemn event was held at the Stone of Solovki, a memorial to the victims of political repression, in Moscow's Lubyanka Square within walking distance of the eponymous metro station where the first bomb attack took place.
Earlier on Wednesday, President Dmitry Medvedev said terrorists would not be allowed to destabilize the situation in Russia.
Another two bombings in the North Caucasus republic of Dagestan killed 12 and injured 29 two days after the deadly bombings in Moscow.
Russia's mainly Muslim North Caucasus republics, especially Chechnya, Dagestan and Ingushetia, have seen an upsurge of militant violence lately. Experts see the poor social and economic situation in the region as the main reason of growing insurgency.
MOSCOW, March 31 (RIA Novosti)