Support The Moscow Times!

University Gets 8th Bomb Scare in 2 Months

A Russian State University for the Humanities building on Miusskaya Ploshchad was evacuated Wednesday for the eighth bomb scare in two months, the GZT.ru online daily reported. No explosives were found.

The university receives e-mails about a bomb planted in the building every Wednesday. The sender remains unidentified, although the investigation is set to get a boost as the Federal Security Service is joining, the report said.

Fake bomb calls are sometimes made by students seeking to avoid lectures or exams, but pranksters can face up to two years in prison on charges of fake terrorism reporting. 

Read more

Independent journalism isn’t dead. You can help keep it alive.

The Moscow Times’ team of journalists has been first with the big stories on the coronavirus crisis in Russia since day one. Our exclusives and on-the-ground reporting are being read and shared by many high-profile journalists.

We wouldn’t be able to produce this crucial journalism without the support of our loyal readers. Please consider making a donation to The Moscow Times to help us continue covering this historic time in the world’s largest country.