Laure Mandeville knows Chechnya well.
For 20 years, she covered Russia and its Caucusus region for the French newspaper Le Figaro.
Mandeville is now chief US correspondent for the daily.
She came to Boston over the weekend to speak with members of the Chechen community here, and to friends and neighbors of Boston bombing suspects Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev.
She says after having covered Russia and the former Soviet Union for years, tracing back the Tsarnaev brothers' steps through their close-knit community brought more questions than answers.