Moscow, November 27, 2017
Parishioners were evacuated from Sretensky Monastery’s Meeting of the Vladimir Icon of the Mother of God Church today due to a bomb threat, Izvestiya reports.
There were five people in the church when the threat was called in. All were evacuated safely and a thorough sweep is being carried out.
The threat did not interrupt the schedule of today’s “On the Murder of the Royal Family: New Evaluations and Materials. Discussion” conference which is being held at Sretensky Monastery and Seminary with the participation of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill.
“Everything is quiet,” one of the security guards working detail for the conference told RIA-Novosti. Work is being carried out in a usual manner he added.
There has been a wave of bomb threats throughout Russia, mainly in Moscow, over the last months, which have seen more than 2.3 million people evacuated. None of the threats thus far have proven to be real.