Fake bomb threats prompt massive evacuations across Russia

‘Russian authorities have ordered the evacuation of tens of thousands of people after they received fake threats of bomb attacks over phone.

Russian media said on Wednesday that authorities had ordered some 30,000 people to leave major buildings in Moscow after unknown telephone callers threatened bomb attacks across the city.

The evacuations affected the flagship department store GUM, which faces the Kremlin on Red Square while hoaxers said railway stations, airports, shopping centers, universities, hospitals and hotels in the Russian capital could be targeted.

Security sources said evacuation orders had also been made on Monday and Tuesday in dozens of cities across Russia, which affected about 45,000 people.’

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