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Security services detained a group of militants preparing attacks in the action “Immortal regiment” in Moscow. On Friday, may 11, told TASS Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Oleg Syromolotov.
According to the diplomat, the arrest occurred in late April. A group of terrorists had moved to Moscow from Siberia, from New Urengoy. In the region there were 17 searches and arrested 20 people. In addition, according to Deputy foreign Minister, in the period from 21 to 24 April, the security forces were killed and another 26 terrorists.
The Deputy Minister added that in 2017, the militants also were preparing a terrorist attack on the eve of the “Immortal regiment”, then the security services have developed a group in St. Petersburg. It turned out that the funding of criminals is from Turkey, also they have a backup group in Siberia.
“Immortal regiment” — a public event conducted in Russia and some other countries on May 9. Its members are columns and carry banners with portraits of their relatives who participated in the great Patriotic war.
This year in protest actions across Russia took part 10.4 million people. In Moscow, the procession attracted a record number of participants — more than a million.
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