Oct. 6, 100,000 Moscovites have been evacuated from their homes and offices after the authorities received hoax call about the alleged bomb threats, Deutsche Welle reported Oct. 6.
Calls in many Russian cities spoke of bombs in trade centers, schools, hotels, airports, railway stations. None of them was true, the police say.
Oct. 6 alone, 130 hoax calls were received, causing the evacuation of 100,000 persons. Lawmakers in Moscow legislature were threatened with a blast and had to leave the premises.
On the eve of this avalanche of hoax calls, FSB Director Aleksandr Bortnikov warned the hoaxers they would be tracked down. He said the calls were coming from abroad and were made by Russian citizens.
The FSB official warned there are accomplices inside Russia.