An attempt to blow up Russian armor vehicles took place in Grozny. As thepress service of the Russian Interior Ministry reported toRosBusinessConsulting, on September 8, 2002 at 18:50, Moscow time, a bombexploded near the armor vehicles of the Russian military forces moving onthe highway. As a result of the explosion, one serviceman was wounded. .
The choice of the city of Helsinki is not incidental as the capital of Finland had hosted US-Soviet negotiations on the limitation of nuclear stockpiles in 1969