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Tsarnaev homeland Chechnya: Rebuilt from war, ruled by fear

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Their mother said she feared the Boston bombings would make it harder for Chechens to get visas to escape to the West.

"Chechens are now going to be seen as bad people. We are not terrorists. After what happened I don’t know what kind of treatment to expect there," she said nervously, clutching her paperwork on a dusty street outside the passport office.

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