Contents tagged with bomb threats

  • Putin signs law increasing punishment for false bomb threats

    President Vladimir Putin has signed a law to increase the maximum punishment for telephone terrorism from five to ten years in prison. The document signed by the president has been published on the official Internet portal for legal information.

    The law was earlier adopted by the State Duma and the Federation Council. The amendments were prepared together with law enforcement agencies, and aimed at combating terrorism, said United Russia MP Vasily Piskarev, RBC news agency reports. The …

  • Five airports in Russia evacuated over fake bomb threats

    On Sunday, December 31, passengers and staff of five airports in Russia were evacuated over false bomb threats in the buildings.

    Policemen had to evacuate passengers and employees at Kemerovo airport in the morning in order to check on a bomb threat report. No explosive device was found, and the airport resumed normal operations. However, one flight from Kemerovo to Moscow was delayed, reports Interfax.

    On Sunday evening in local time, Magadan airport was also evacuated over reports of a bomb …

  • Peskov reports 60 false bomb threats on Putin's motorcade route in St. Petersburg

    The President’s Press Secretary, Dmitry Peskov, has said that more than 60 false calls were received on Friday reporting 50 explosive devices laid along the route of the Russian president’s motorcade to St. Petersburg.

    Russian President Vladimir Putin visited St. Petersburg on Friday, where he took part in a Cultural Forum and met with cultural figures.

    "Approximately 60 calls were received, which reported approximately 50 explosive devices laid in various facilities, including along the way …

  • Bomb threat phone calls cause mass evacuations in Ukrainian airports

    On Friday, November 10, a wave of phone calls about bomb threats in airports swept across Ukraine.

    Service was suspended in particular at Odessa International Airport, one of the largest airports in the country.

    "Today at 12:00, an unknown man called to the Director's office at Odessa International Airport and said that there [was] a car in a parking lot near the airport that contained explosives," the local police website said. Explosives specialists and service dogs were sent to the …

  • More than a million people evacuated in Russia because of bomb threats

    More than a million people from 170 Russian cities were evacuated after a wave of bomb threats, reported RIA Novosti, citing a source in emergency services.

    “Starting on September 11, bomb threat calls have affected 2,046,000 people registered in 170 cities. A total of more than 1,040,000 people have been evacuated,” said the agency’s source.

    He added that in the last 24 hours there were bomb threats made in connection with 115 facilities in seven cities, including Moscow and St. Petersburg. …

  • Employees of Yandex evacuated after Putin’s visit

    The offices of the company Yandex, which President Vladimir Putin visited on Thursday, were evacuated soon after his departure, the BBC Russian service reports.

    Some of the staff say that a fire alarm went off, whereas others say that Yandex was due to a bomb threat.

    According to TASS news agency, nearly 3000 people were evacuated from the company’s offices.

    The Russian president came to Yandex in order to congratulate the company on its 20th anniversary, as well as to see its engineering – …

  • Bomb threats cause evacuations throughout Russia

    People have been evacuated from dozens of buildings in several cities in Russia following bomb threat calls.

    As reported by the news agencies, the police are examining the shopping and office centers, public offices, railway stations, hotels and educational institutions in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Tver, Vladikavkaz, Yaroslavl, Tula, Saratov, Smolensk, Vladimir, Kaluga and Kursk.

    The anonymous threats have been received by Russian law enforcement agencies since September 10. More than 200 …

  • New wave of phone calls about bomb threats causes mass evacuations in major Russian cities

    Three nightclubs were evacuated in Moscow after phone calls of bomb threats, RIA Novosti reported.

    "The verification continues in the nightclubs located at the Bolotnaya Embankment. The night clubs ART{el}, Bessonniza, ICON and RED are being checked for explosives," the news agency's source at emergency services said.

    600 people were evacuated from just one nightclub at the Bolotnaya Embankment. The police received information about the threat of an explosion in the building.

    On Saturday, …

  • Mass evacuations in Moscow and St. Petersburg after phone calls about bomb threats

    St. Petersburg has received no less than nine phone calls about mining, reports the news website Fontanka.

    According to the publication, anonymous individuals have reported explosive devices in the following shopping centers: Galeria, Stockmann, Raduga, Miller, Atmosfera, Montpensier, June, Chkalovsky and Kosmos.Fontanka writes that evacuations are being carried out, but does not specify exactly where.

    A source in emergency services told Rossiyskaya Gazeta that visitors and staff were being …

  • Wave of evacuations in many Russian cities due to anonymous bomb threats

    For three consecutive days, Russia has been receiving bomb threats. People are being evacuated from train stations, schools, universities, administrative buildings, shopping centers and cinemas across the country.

    The first city to receive a barrage of bomb threats was Omsk. On the evening of September 10, unknown persons reported that bombs had been placed in the Omsk administrative building. Police inspected the building, but did not find any dangerous objects.

    Regional elections were held …