Contents tagged with bomb threats

  • 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 …