Staunton, September 30 – The Yekaterinburg city government has called on residents “not to give way to panic and provocations” after a new wave of telephone terrorist bomb threats forced the evacuation of more than 50 and some say as many as 100 schools, trade centers and government offices.
The city called on residents “to remain calm and organized” so that the city can “maintain stability in the work of all city services, in the first instance medical and educational institutions” (politsovet.ru/56725-administraciya-ekaterinburga-vystupila-s-zayavleniem-o-lozhnyh-minirovaniyah.html).
For reports on this development, one that the Moscow media have largely ignored, see graniru.org/Politics/Russia/FSB/m.264341.html, .e1.ru/news/spool/news_id-478157.html, http://www.sobkorr.ru/news/59CE563184EE8.html, ura.news/articles/1036272447, nakanune.ru/news/2017/9/30/22484576/ and nakanune.ru/news/2017/9/29/22484520/.
Other Russian cities continue to be affected, but Yekaterinburg’s problems seem to be the most fully covered, with local outlets providing lists of facilities affected – including the governor’s offices – and the numbers of people involved. And its problems are the first known to have led officials to warn of panic.
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