9 Jan 2020 10:57

Some 100 schools in Moscow received bomb threats on Jan 8

MOSCOW. Jan 9 (Interfax) - A wave of bomb threats has resumed in Moscow, a source familiar with the situation told Interfax on Thursday.

"Roughly 100 Moscow schools received anonymous bomb threats yesterday. No evacuations were conducted because there were no classes on January 8," the source said.

The Ukraine Hotel also received a bomb threat on Wednesday but was not evacuated, the source said.

The wave of bomb threats first swept Moscow and St. Petersburg on November 28. Sources told Interfax that 12,000 facilities in the Russian capital had received bomb threats in the past month, prompting the evacuation of more than one million people.

The main targets of such threats have been courts, educational establishments, shopping malls, and subway stations. Most of them have received bomb threats on a number of occasions. For example, the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow has received eight bomb threats in the past month.