Tamerlan Tsarnaev and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have been identified as the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings. The two are brothers from Chechnya, and they are believed to have been living in the US for at least 10 years. Tamerlan became a permanent legal resident in the US in 2007.
Tamerlan, 26, died in the Watertown shootout. Dzhokhar, 19, is on the run. Based on Google searches, it looks like the two have some sorts of an athletic background.
Tamerlan was photographed for a series titled “Will Box For Passport.” The photo captions tell a lot about Tsarnaev.
In one of the photos, he’s quoted as saying, “I don’t have a single American friend, I don’t understand them.”
Tamerland studied at Bunker Hill Community College and aspired to be an engineer, according to one of the photos. He moved from Chechnya to Kazakhstan and then the US.
According to a thread on BoxRec.com, Tsarnaev lost to Lamar Fenner of Chicago in a 2009 Golden Gloves fight.
From another photo: Tamerlan says he doesn’t usually take his shirt off so girls don’t get bad ideas: “I’m very religious.”
Another photo says he is Muslim and doesn’t drink or smoke. The photos say he did have a girlfriend who converted to Islam.
Dzhokhar appeared to have been on a Russian social media service that is similar to Facebook. A profile believed to be his was under the name “Djohar Tsarnaev.”
Here is what his VK profile looks like: