An organization calling itself the Revolutionary Military Council (Revvoensovet) of the RSFSR (the Soviet-era title of what is now the Russian Federation) has issued a statement claiming that its supporters marked the 80th anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution by carrying out acts of sabotage in Moscow and Vladivostok last weekend. Revvoensovet said its supporters blew up a gas pipeline in Moscow and a building in Vladivostok to protest "the defeat of the Soviet Union in the Cold War unleashed by the United States." The statement said the oppositionists will now move on "to eliminate traitors who collaborate with the ruling regime." This seems to be the same organization that claimed responsibility in July for planting (but not detonating) explosives at the controversial statue of Peter the Great in Moscow. A spokesman for the Federal Security Service dismissed the statement, saying such threats are routinely received on public holidays and that it saw no cause for alarm on this occasion. (NTV, November 9)
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