Moscow President Putin says Russia won't give in to blackmail and that he will expand the military's power to strike against suspected terrorists. This announcement follows the three-day siege of a Moscow theater by Chechen rebels. Putin is facing criticism because more than 100 hostages died during a rescue effort at the theater. NPR's Lawrence Sheets reports from Moscow. (4:30)

Moscow

Moscow

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/826102/826103" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

President Putin says Russia won't give in to blackmail and that he will expand the military's power to strike against suspected terrorists. This announcement follows the three-day siege of a Moscow theater by Chechen rebels. Putin is facing criticism because more than 100 hostages died during a rescue effort at the theater. NPR's Lawrence Sheets reports from Moscow. (4:30)