January 22, 2022

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Russia: An 18-year-old boy is killed in a bomb blast at an Orthodox school in Russia, police say

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This Monday, December 13, a young girl was “detonated” by a bomb at an Orthodox school in Russia. Another 15-year-old man was injured in the blast.

An 18-year-old former student of a Russian Orthodox school “blew himself up” on Monday, December 13, injuring at least 15 other young people besides himself, police said. The Moscow region’s Interior Ministry said in a statement that the attack took place at an Orthodox school near the Vvedensky Vladytchny Convent in Serpoukhov, about 100 kilometers south of the Russian capital.

“An 18-year-old alumnus of the school entered and blew himself up. According to preliminary data, he and a 15-year-old youth were injured,” the Interior Ministry said. Moscow region. “Police officers on the scene evacuated the teaching staff and students,” the ministry continued, noting that the balance “needs to be clarified.” Russian news agencies Ria Novosti, Tass and Interfax reported from anonymous police sources that seven people had been injured. According to the regional governor, Andre├» Vorobiov, “injured children are being cared for by doctors and their lives are not in danger.”

Educational places have come at a great price

Such armed attacks on public places and schools have long been rare in Russia, but these tragedies have escalated in recent years, especially since shootings led to the recent tightening of laws on the carrying of weapons ordered by President Vladimir Putin.

With these reforms, the age for obtaining hunting weapons was raised from 18 to 21, and as well as the already conventional weapons, more reinforced medical testing was introduced. 2021 is particularly a killer year. The most recent murder took place in Moscow on December 8, when one person killed two people and injured four others at a center welcoming Muscovites for their administrative procedures.

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But educational institutions have paid a heavy price. On September 20, six students were killed and at least 28 were injured in a shooting at Perm State University in central Russia. According to his writings, his only motivation is to kill. He was licensed to carry a weapon.

Earlier, on May 11, 2021, a 19-year-old man opened fire on his old school in Kazan, Tatarstan, killing 9 people in central Russia. He was also arrested and had a license for a semi-automatic weapon. The worst shooting in recent Russian history took place before October 2018, when a high school student killed himself and 19 others at a high school in Kerch, Russia’s annexed Crimean peninsula. Vladimir Poutine later blamed “globalization”, believing the school shooting incident came from the United States.