Сourt sentences person involved in preparation of terrorist attack in Kazan Cathedral
The defendant does not admit his guilt; his accomplices had previously been convicted.
The Smolninsky District Court of St. Petersburg sentenced Firuz Kalavurov, one of the organizers of the failed attack at the Kazan Cathedral, to 3.5 years in a general regime colony. As the court established, it was Kalavurov who put four accomplices the idea of undermining the building. It is reported by the joint press service of the courts of the northern capital.
“Kalavurov kept TNT, suitable for the production of an explosion, and a segment of the fire-fighting cord of the CBP in his home. Kalavurov did not plead guilty," said in a statement.
Earlier, the Moskovsky District Military Court declared another defendant, Anton Kobets, insane and sent him for compulsory treatment. The defendants were preparing to arrange the attacks on December 16, 2017, which was repeatedly discussed in Telegram. Former English teacher Evgeny Efimov, sentenced to five years in a maximum security colony and a fine of 100 thousand rubles, conducted reconnaissance on Palace Square, selected and photographed the area chosen for the crime.
The attacks were prevented. The mother of Efimov, who was going to blow himself up, ratted him out.
The Investigations Directorate in the Leningrad Region of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation (ICR) is going through turbulent times. After an unexpected replacement of the supreme command, the winds of change started blowing. Colonel of justice Pavel Vymenets, the new acting head of the agency, launched personnel reshuffles. According to sources, all means are used to purge the ranks from corrupt officers, including collection of compromising materials and denunciations.