Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Bomb Threats Force Evacuation of Airports Across Russia, Disrupting Flights and Lives

Paul Goble

            Staunton, May 13 – Telephone bomb threats have forced the suspension of flights in airports in Kazan, Volgograd and other cities as well as prompted the evacuation of numerous additional facilities across the North Caucasus (, and

            No bombs have been found, but such events are spreading both concern among the population and questions about why the Moscow authorities with all their power don’t seem to be able to do anything about this plague, concerns and questions because the central Russian media have almost completely ignored the bomb threats.

            Instead of calming Russians, that almost certainly has had exactly the opposite effect, allowing social media to play up these bombing threats implying that there may be even more such dangers than the regime is admitting.  In today’s environment, those risks are far greater than they were even a year ago.

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