MIA: terrorist activity in Russia over the past five years has fallen by more than 10 times


MOSCOW, November 12. Terrorist activity in Russia over the past five years has fallen by more than 10 times. This was stated by Deputy head of the Main Directorate on countering extremism (GUPE) the Ministry of internal Affairs Vladimir Makarov.

“Assessing the crime situation we can say that extremism in General is a particular threat. Any of its forms, from xenophobia to separatism, not only threatening national security but also lead to instability in the society”, – said Makarov. According to him, “in our country there is a whole range of extremist and terrorist threats”. “Thanks to the measures we have contained the situation”, – said the Deputy head of HOPE the Ministry of internal Affairs of the Russian Federation.

According to the Agency, for 10 months in Russia registered 1 615 thousand crimes of a terrorist nature. “However, according to the National anti-terrorist Committee, the number of crimes of terrorist orientation on the 1st of October this year compared with the same period last year decreased by 2.3 times. Not admitted any act of terrorism,” – said Makarov.

He stressed that it was also significantly decreased terrorist activity in the North Caucasus. “Over a five-year period of terrorist activity in the region fell by more than 10 times. Significantly reduced the number of casualties in the North Caucasus, indicating a stabilization of the situation”, – said the Deputy head of the Ministry of internal Affairs HOPE.

More than half of extremist crimes detected on the Internet

According to Vladimir Makarov, more than half of extremist crimes identified on the Internet.

“We have 53% of all reported crimes of an extremist nature crimes identified on the Internet,” – said Makarov.

According to him, a serious problem for the units to combat extremism remain a group of users in different social networks that support and disseminate Nazi ideology and incite racial, national and religious hatred.

“Most of them are registered in foreign segment of the Internet network, which considerably complicates our work”, – said Makarov.

He noted that in Russia there are also many Russian-speaking foreign resources, which contain promotional material of a terrorist nature or extremist orientation. “By some estimates, there are about 3 thousand,” – said the Deputy head of the Ministry of internal Affairs HOPE.

Replaced low-quality content the North Caucasus terrorist cells that were localized, came a professional production of Islamic groups operating in Syria, Iraq and consisting of people from Russia and CIS countries

Vladimir Makarov
Deputy head of the Main Directorate on countering extremism

“The most active with media resources are the representatives of the so-called “Islamic state” (is prohibited in the Russian Federation the international terrorist group – ed.), whose leaders seek to extend their influence in Transcaucasia and the North Caucasus region. With the help of the Internet are being developed and are trying to implement the scenarios of color revolutions, which make the chaos, collapse, and instability,” – said Makarov.

More than 3.5 thousand of extremist materials removed or blocked on the Internet

More than 3.5 thousand of extremist materials removed or blocked on the Internet, noted Vladimir Makarov. “At the moment on the Internet blocked hundreds of sites removed from the Internet thousands of materials terrorism and extremism: this list of more than 3.5 thousand of the materials,” he said.

Makarov noted that most of the identified materials, usually, are out of Russia. “These are the sites with the domains .com .org, which are located in the Bahamas, on the territory of a neutral third country in Asia – in Iraq, Syria”, – said Deputy head of the Department.

“ISLAMIC STATE”

“Islamic state” (ISIS) – an Islamist terrorist organization operating inside Iraq and Syria. Established on 15 October 2006 by the merger of 11 radical Sunni groups. The core group forming the militants, who fought with American troops during their stay in Iraq and with the forces of the government of Bashar al-Assad in Syria.

The IG recognized as a terrorist organization in the USA, Canada, UK, Australia, Turkey, Egypt, UAE, India, Indonesia, and Russia (29 December 2014).