Milwaukee has a thriving Chechen community

CREATED Apr. 19, 2013

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SHOREWOOD - The father of the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings lives in Russia, and has pleaded with authorities to not kill his son.

There is a large thriving Russian community in places like Shorewood and Mequon. Many of them are confused why someone would turn to violence in the country where they tried to make a better life.

Nikolay Rogovskiy remembers very clearly why he came to America just more than a decade ago. He built this market selling Russian food and drinks from the ground up.

Rogovskiy can't imagine why the Boston bombing suspects who came to the United States from Chechnya would want to hurt anyone.

Todd Hicks contributed to this report.