Who knows...<quoted text>Hi Gustafson! The Chechnyans are mainly Islamics along the Caucasus Mountain region. There's a mix of radical and non radical Muslims there and 'yes' they've got their rebel training camps. Russia has had problems with them for years.
The question is: Is there a connection between the brothers, mainly the older one, to Chechnyan Islamic extremists? Most likely 'yes'. Now you'll ask why? Who are the most influencial people in your life? The answer is your parents and for the Boston bombers it's the father, whom the Russian gov. has been having problems with. The father is the key in Chechnya to the rebel groups and the older son was most likely following suit.
I know cases in Dagestan when a son who belongs to radical islamists kills his own pro-government father who fights terrorists.