In St. Petersburg police have detained 18-year-old leader of the youth extremist factions Paul Ricks, the organizer of several attacks by anti-fascists and migrants, reported in GSUSK Russia. According to investigators, the group for the year made at least nine crimes involving knives. "There have been 9 searches of persons suspected of involvement in the activities of extremist nationalist orientation - said a statement posted on the website of the department. - During the searches, a large number of extremist literature, including electronic media as well as mobile phones were seized."
Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that revolts in Syria and Libya had unleashed instability in the Middle East and Africa that had exacted a "tragic toll" in last week's militant attack on a gas plant in Algeria.
A Russian naval force will hold antiterrorism exercises in the Black Sea within the next few days, the Defense Ministry press service said on Monday.
The Russia-NATO Council has agreed joint methods of working on fighting terrrorism, air-sea rescue operations, logistics support and military exchange programmes. However, Moscow warned against developing the EU missile defense shield at the expense of Russian security.
Criminal proceedings have been launched against Siberian hacker on charges of having committed cyber attacks aimed at Russian President Vladimir Putin's website, the local Federal Security Service (FSB, successor organization of the KGB) branch for the Krasnoyarsk Territory reported on Monday.
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