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Bomb threats: Hundreds of schools in Russia evacuated

Numerous schools are being evacuated in Russia. E-mail had previously been threatened with bombs.

Moscow – Russia * is rocked by a new wave of anonymous bomb threats. In the megacity of Krasnoyarsk in Siberia alone, more than 100 schools were evacuated as a precaution on Thursday (January 13th, 2022), reported the radio station Echo Moskwy.

In other cities such as Samara and Stavropol, classes were temporarily interrupted because strangers threatened with bombs in e-mails. Hundreds of schools across the country were affected. So nothing suspicious was found during checks.

Russia: Hundreds of schools evacuated

Such threats have been causing police operations for years. Schools, courthouses and shopping centers are often affected. According to official information, the background is unclear. The warnings are mainly received via email. The Russian domestic secret service FSB has already blocked foreign mail providers. It is believed that the threats were sent through them. The mayor of Ekaterinburg in the Urals, Alexei Orlov, reportedly said the threats came at 3 a.m. that night. He therefore assumed that the emails were sent from abroad. According to the authorities, 151 of the 163 schools in the city had already been evacuated on Wednesday.

In the port city of Arkhangelsk in northern Russia, the students have to study from home again. At some schools in Moscow there were already exercises for quick evacuations in an emergency. (tu / dpa) * fr.de is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA.

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