Support The Moscow Times!

ISIS Pledges Attacks on Russia 'Very Soon'

A fighter of the Islamic State holds an ISIS flag and a weapon.

The Islamic State terrorist group on Thursday released an Internet video promising to attack Russia “very soon,” the SITE monitoring group reported on Thursday.

The video was reportedly posted by the Islamic State's foreign media outlet, and told Russians that the group planned to “make their wives concubines and their children slaves.”

The video comes just two weeks after a Russian airliner went down over Egypt's Sinai peninsula in what was Russia's worst ever civilian air disaster.

An Islamic State affiliate later took credit for the disaster, and Russian officials have not ruled out an act of terrorism as the cause.

The Islamic State has previously called for Islamic fighters to take revenge on Russia after President Vladimir Putin launched an air bombardment campaign in Syria against Islamic State militants and opposition forces fighting against Syrian President Bashar Assad.

… we have a small favor to ask. As you may have heard, The Moscow Times, an independent news source for over 30 years, has been unjustly branded as a "foreign agent" by the Russian government. This blatant attempt to silence our voice is a direct assault on the integrity of journalism and the values we hold dear.

We, the journalists of The Moscow Times, refuse to be silenced. Our commitment to providing accurate and unbiased reporting on Russia remains unshaken. But we need your help to continue our critical mission.

Your support, no matter how small, makes a world of difference. If you can, please support us monthly starting from just $2. It's quick to set up, and you can be confident that you're making a significant impact every month by supporting open, independent journalism. Thank you.

paiment methods
Not ready to support today?
Remind me later.

Read more