6,000 miles away from the Rogue Valley sits the Chechen Republic otherwise known as Chechnya.
According to S.O.U. professor John Richards, the Republic has been trying to become independent and break away from Russia since World War 2.
Islamist rebels have been fighting for a homeland in the region since the Soviet Union.
In the early 2000's the Taliban moved in and were welcomed because they were one of the only governments to recognize Chechnya's independence.
The suspects in Monday's Boston Marathon Bombing Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev moved to the U.S. nearly 10 years ago seeking asylum.
The President of Chechnya acknowledged the attacks today but says his country had no influence on either of the suspects.