Moscow Subway to Install Cameras in Cars

City's subway cars will have cameras by end of next year


MOSCOW -- Moscow's subway will have surveillance cameras installed in every train car by the end of next year as part of stepped up security measures following the London transit bombings, its director said Monday.

Dmitry Gayev said that the cameras would be introduced on the main Circle Line by the end of 2005, and a year later the surveillance system would be operational on the rest of the network, the Gazeta.ru news Web site reported.

This won't guarantee "that nothing will ever happen, but it will make things more difficult" for terrorists, he said.

Russia has suffered a series of terrorist attacks in recent years linked to separatists from the mainly Muslim southern province of Chechnya.

There were two terrorist attacks on Moscow's subway last year. In August, a female suicide bomber blew herself up outside a station, killing 10 people and injuring more than 50; in February, 41 people were killed in a rush-hour blast in a subway car.