Warning to Russia – There was a second blast in Volgograd Monday morning, heavy casualties are reported

Monday, December 30, 2013

The death toll from the two terrorist attacks in Volgograd has reached 32; 104 people have been treated with various injuries, Russian Deputy Emergency Situations Minister Vladimir Stepanov told reporters. The Investigative Committee found a link between the explosions at the Volgograd train station and on the trolleybus.

Volgograd trolleybus bomber's name has been released.

According to preliminary data, the terrorist's name is Pavel Pechenkin, born in Mari El region and joined the terrorist group in 2012. According to information obtained by the Voice of Russia, suspected Volgograd trolley-bus bomber Pechyonkin is 32 years old, he is a former paramedic. In 2012, he joined an underground terrorist organization, which he confirmed in a note left to his mother on his laptop computer. Pechyonkin has since communicated with his parents two or three times via the Internet.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has issued an order to beef up security measures nationwide but especially in the city of Volgograd.

Panic in Volgograd

According to Volgograd police representative, rumors are spreading about more terrorist attacks in the city.

V1 local information portal reported that residents stopped using public transport after a trolleybus was bombed Monday morning; they rather walk and travel by car.

According to NTV television channel, authorities ordered the evacuation of Moscow 's Red Square.

It was reported that a woman left the bag at Spasskaya Tower. Explosion experts rushed to the scene and the woman has been taken into custody.

The National Anti-Terrorism Committee introduced new security measures for the protection of citizens in the time of the New Year's holidays.

Interior ministry troops jointly patrol the streets of Volgograd with police.

Interior ministry troops arriving Volgograd.

(Oroszország Hangja – the Voice of Russia –


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