Mass evacuation in shopping centres, universities and train stations in Moscow due to bomb threats


A number of train stations, shopping centers and universities were urgently evacuated in Moscow after bomb threats received by phone.

23 places are being checked after receiving anonymous calls with threats. This includes, in particular, the Kiev, Yaroslavl and Kazan train stations, the Metropolis shopping center on the Leningrad Highway, the GUM and the First Moscow State Medical University, Plekhanov Russian University of Economics, and the radio market in Mitino. The police conduct an active search for callers.


The First Moscow State Medical University reported that the information on the bomb was not confirmed. Now the cordon is removed.

Shopping centre GUM reported that it re-opened at 6 pm, and now is working as usual.

Russian Railways noted that the evacuation did not affect the work of the stations and the railroad in general.


The Plekhanov Russian Economic Academy was informed that cynologists are at work in the main building of the university. The results of the search are not yet known.
Evening classes in MGIMO were cancelled because of the phone calls.

The largest phone operator of the capital Moscow City Telephone Network said they cooperate with law enforcement agencies in connection with anonymous calls, and have strengthened the security regime at its facilities.


Over the last few days a large series of anonymous phone calls about explosive devices in administrative buildings, shopping centers, schools, universities and cinemas have been recorded in large Russian cities: Stavropol, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Magadan, Vladivostok, Perm, Kaliningrad, Krasnoyarsk, Yakutsk.

As a source in the security services told RIA Novosti, 45,000 people were evacuated on Thursday, September 12th in 22 cities because of anonymous calls with threats. None of the reports was confirmed. According to the source, many of the calls originated from the territory of Ukraine. On Wednesday, September 13th, more than 190 sites in 17 cities were checked as a result of phone threats.

Source: RIA