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St. Pete[ersburg] Resident Detained for Fixing Fake Bomb, Pig's Head to Mosque Gate
Interfax ^ | 11/2/12

Posted on 11/05/2012 7:59:33 AM PST by marshmallow

St. Petersburg, November 2, Interfax - A resident of St. Petersburg has been detained after trying to attach an imitation of an improvised explosive device and a pig's head to the gate of the main city mosque, the Federal Security Service (FSB) department for St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region said.

"The detainee is Vladimir Smirnov, born in 1988. The man has a record of criminal convictions, including for violent crimes, the incitement of hatred or enmity, and involvement in illegal circulation of arms, ammunition and explosive devices," it said.

Smirnov has been handed over to police to make a decision on whether to open a criminal investigation against him.

No explosives were found on the mosque's grounds.


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1 posted on 11/05/2012 7:59:34 AM PST by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow
Vladimir Smirnov....

Hmmm.... son the famous emigre' comedian??
...Yakov... Smirnov??

"In Russia... the Party will find YOU!!
"What a country!!!"

2 posted on 11/05/2012 8:03:29 AM PST by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: marshmallow

Vladimir Smirnov in Leningrad? That surname is so...unexpected! [wink, wink]


3 posted on 11/05/2012 8:06:24 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: marshmallow

Call it ART!


4 posted on 11/05/2012 8:29:26 AM PST by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: marshmallow

Wonder how DA will treat this and how it will differ from the Fort Hood murderer Hasan.


5 posted on 11/05/2012 8:45:07 AM PST by ping jockey (Maybe we aren't going down the crapper after all.)
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