Russia celebrates Day of Solidarity in Fight Against Terrorism

Russia celebrates Day of Solidarity in Fight Against Terrorism

Today, September 3, Russia celebrates the Day of Solidarity in the Fight Against Terrorism.

This date was officially established in 2005, in connection with the tragic events in Beslan between the 1st and the 3rd of September a year earlier. During the attack, the militants seized school number 1 killed about three hundred people, including more than 150 children, rusevents.info writes.

Today there is a trend towards reduction of terrorist activity in Russia. Over 40 terrorist attacks, which could have taken the loves of thousands of people, were prevented across the country in 2016; more than 140 terrorists were killed, including 24 leaders of bandit groups; over 900 militants and their accomplices were detained.

In addition, 34 recruiters were detained this year, 86 Russian citizens were not allowed to join the ranks of international extremist and terrorist organizations.

Thanks to additional measures, taken by the country, more than 26 thousand extremist and terrorist resources were identified in Russia in 2016.

As Federation Council Chairman Valentina Matvienko noted, the international community should unite and form a broad anti-terrorist front.

"Facing this destructive and barbarous ideology, the international community must create a united anti-terrorist front and oppose these barbarians of the 21st century," she said.

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