Mass evacuations in Moscow and St. Petersburg after phone calls about bomb threats
St. Petersburg has received no less than nine phone calls about mining, reports the news website Fontanka.
According to the publication, anonymous individuals have reported explosive devices in the following shopping centers: Galeria, Stockmann, Raduga, Miller, Atmosfera, Montpensier, June, Chkalovsky and Kosmos.Fontanka writes that evacuations are being carried out, but does not specify exactly where.
A source in emergency services told Rossiyskaya Gazeta that visitors and staff were being taken out of five shopping centers: Miller, June, Stockmann, Raduga, and Chkalovsky.
In Moscow, Interfax reported that eight schools were evacuated due to anonymous calls, citing an informed source. In total, about 9,000 people …read more