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, September 16, anonymous calls about upcoming explosions also were received at shopping malls and hotels in Tyumen and Kazan. This caused nine buildings in Kazan to be evacuated.

The bomb threats in Russia began on September 10. There are several theories about the motivation behind the telephone bomb threats. One of them is dissatisfaction with the elections of governors.

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