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Russia hit by 31 terror attacks in 2013 – chief investigator

Published time: February 27, 2014 09:24
Agents of law enforcement and operative services work at the site of an explosion on a trolleybus near Kachinsky Market in Volgograd.(RIA Novosti)

Agents of law enforcement and operative services work at the site of an explosion on a trolleybus near Kachinsky Market in Volgograd.(RIA Novosti)

The head of Russia’s top law enforcement agency – the Investigative Committee says the North Caucasus region remains a hotbed of terrorism and blamed external enemies for destabilizing the area.

The Investigative Committee recorded 661 terrorist offences in 2013, Aleksandr Bastrykin reported at the session of the agency’s executive council on Thursday. Of these, 31 qualified as fully fledged terrorist attacks, the head of the Investigative Committee added. Terrorist attacks in 2013 claimed about 40 lives and dozens more injured, Bastrykin said.

The acts of terrorism are very well planned and thought through. A lot of people are involved in their preparation. We are witnessing a destructive anti-Russian activity, the core of which is based abroad,” the chief investigator said. “Forces hostile to our nation consider the North Caucasus as a detonator for the stable socio-economic situation in the Russian Federation,” he stated.

To achieve their goals the terrorists are using all means and methods, including loopholes in Russian immigration laws, Bastrykin said. In connection with this, the head of the Investigative Committee urged lawmakers to create a separate Migration Code that would include modern methods of registration for foreigners, including fingerprinting and DNA sampling.

The speech was made on the eve of the first reading of a new package of anti-terrorist laws in the State Duma. The MPs are scheduled to vote on drafts that would broaden the powers of the Federal Security Service, tighten the punishment for convicted terrorists and also limit the amount of anonymous money transfers via the Internet. The bills have already been approved by parliamentary committees.

Comments (12)


zrv89 04.03.2014 22:22

[quote name='Cristian Gamboa Karsulovic' time='27.02.2014 17:34']When many of your commentators call for Sep-11 as an internal job I can not feel sorry for you guys

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Quite a few Americans believe that as well, by the way.


zrv89 04.03.2014 22:12

Hail.Propagand a.Russia 03.03.2014 14:18

Hail.Propagan da.Ru


The only thing that 'wrong' with them - your denial.
Yugoslavia, Iraq, Afganistan, Lybia, Syria.
How exactly invasion of Grenada is any more justified then taking over Crimea?
Beathen, gassed, arrested Wall street occupiers ring the bell? How about NSA?
Get in touch with reality...


zygmunt freund 03.03.2014 22:31

Oh my God, Russian! Open your eyes!!!! Putin is like Hitler in Munich 1938!!! If you want to"save" Russian in Ukraine you can do it in democratic way (f.g like Scotland and UK).NOT THIS WAY, NOT IN XXI CENTURY!!! I'm shocked when I see what you write!!! You are so blind!!! I really start to afriad Putin and You, Russian people because you are support him. You are so unpredictable!!! I hate Putin but I'm blame you!!! Please keep away from us!

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