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Parents describe bombing suspect’s trip to Russia

MAKHACHKALA, Russia — The parents of Tamerlan Tsarnaev insisted on Sunday that he came to Dagestan and Chechnya last year to visit relatives and had nothing to do with the militants operating in this volatile part of Russia.

But the Boston bombing suspect could not have been unaware of the attacks that savaged the region during his six-month stay.

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