FBI Investigates Russian Trip

    Image #: 22045669    ***EXCLUSIVE. PLEASE CALL 212-251-0140 TO NEGOTIATE RATES.***  BOSTON, MA - APRIL 2009: Tamerlan Tsarnaev arrives at the Wai Kru Mixed Martial Arts center in April 2009 in Boston, Massachusetts.  THESE images show what is believed to be Boston bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev boxing at the Wai Kru Mixed Martial Arts center in Boston, MA. The native Chechnya, dubbed Suspect 1 by the FBI, and has been reported as dead. He was described as a heavyweight fighter at the gym, and allegedly hoped to fight for the US, because his home nation was not recognised in the sporting world.   Barcroft Media /Landov

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    The FBI is investigating a trip that Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the 26-year-old suspected Boston bomber who was killed in the first shootout with police, took to Chechnya and Dagestan last year. He reportedly went to the mainly Muslim regions in the north Caucasus area of Russia. Tamerlan spent six months in Dagestan, his father said he was just renewing his passport. It's still publicly unknown what the motive of the brothers was. This is of utmost importance since the FBI announced on Friday that the Russia government was seeking information on Tamerlan because he was a follower of radical Islam.

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