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    Putin's cortege bombarded by 60 calls of bomb threats

    November 17 , 2017 - Fort Russ News - 
    RIA News - translated by Inessa Sinchougova

    The Press Secretary of the Russian president, Dmitry Peskov, has stated that during the recent trip of Vladimir Putin to St. Petersburg, "telephone terrorists" had called more than 60 times with reports of bombs that were allegedly planted in the Northern capital.

    According to Peskov, the calls warned of 50 explosive devices allegedly laid along the path of the presidential motorcade or next to the places that Putin was supposed to visit.

    The Security Service did everything possible in this situation, the spokesman stressed, noting that the calls did not affect the schedule of the head of state. "Particular attention was paid to ensure that this work does not create unnecessary discomfort for citizens," he said.

    Peskov also added that reports came from abroad. "Caller identity has not yet been established, but there is no doubt that this will be done. They are telephone terrorists - sooner or later, of course, they will be found," the spokesman promised.

    A wave of telephone terrorism blanketed Russia in September and October, covering 75 regions. Over two months in 186 cities, more than 2.3 million people were evacuated, including more than a quarter of a million in Moscow. In no case did the threat of an explosion prove to be true. 

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