January 21st, 2014
11:31 AM ET

Police Warn Sochi Hotels of Terror Suspect as Olympics Near

This morning on 'New Day' - With the Sochi Olympics just 16 days away, security is a growing, global concern.

Russian authorities are searching for more so-called "back widow" terrorists who they fear could target the winter games.

Join us from 6-9am ET where CNN's Phil Black will update on the lastest, live from Volgograd, Russia.


For background on this ongoing story, please read our report from yesterday (Tuesday, 1/21):

New details fueled debate Monday over security at the upcoming Winter Olympic Games in Sochi: Wanted posters of a terrorism suspect on the loose, warships at the ready and a video threat from beyond the grave.

Russian President Vladimir Putin stressed that his country has stepped up security and is prepared to handle any threats.

But some U.S. lawmakers - and at least one Olympic athlete - have said they're worried about the situation.

Hotels warned about terror suspect

Police in Sochi have handed out fliers at area hotels warning of a woman they believe could be a terrorist and who may currently be in the city.

One flier, obtained by CNN, asks workers to be on the lookout for Ruzanna "Salima" Ibragimova, described as the widow of a member of a militant group from the Caucasus region.

The woman, according to the flier, may be involved in organizing "a terrorist act within the 2014 Olympic region."


soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. John Larsen

    Are the Back Widow and the Black Widow the same person?

    January 22, 2014 at 8:48 am | Reply
  2. John Larsen

    "Russian authorities are searching for more so-called "back widow" terrorists who they fear could target the winter games."

    January 22, 2014 at 8:48 am | Reply
  3. So-N-So

    Not sure why CNN chose to highlight in yellow (and later in red) areas of the Caucasus that are in fact *not* Dagestan. Not only did they include areas that aren't part of Dagestan (or Russia, for that matter), but they didn't even include all of Dagestan in the area they did (arbitrarily?) choose to highlight. Is it that hard to pull up a map?

    January 22, 2014 at 8:33 am | Reply
  4. anon

    They let her keep her head napkin on for a MUG SHOT?
    What colour is her hair? how long is her hair? does she have hair?
    All this bits of information would be useful to help find her now.

    January 22, 2014 at 7:28 am | Reply

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