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Russian diplomats have been sent to Boston to ascertain the situation and to offer whatever assistance is required to Russian citizens according to the General Consul of the Russian Federation in New York, Igor Golubovsky.

They do not yet have information on whether Russians were affected by the explosions in Boston. At the moment there is no information about Russian citizens among the victims.

Meanwhile, a multiple Boston Marathon champion from Russia, Vyacheslav Shabunin, who participated in the Boston Marathon, said he heard explosions, but found out about the tragedy from the television news.

"We were already at the hotel, and we did not directly observe the blasts but we did hear two loud explosions said Shabunin on the TV channel Russia 24. He also said that the finish line, where the bombing took place, was packed with spectators.

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