Most Russians (61%) believe there is a threat of terrorist attacks similar to that of September 11 in New York being carried out in Russia. This was the result of a survey carried out by ROMIR Monitoring to discover Russians' attitudes to the threat of terrorism. 1500 people took part in the survey, which was carried out at the end of August. 28% said that such a large-scale terrorist attack in Russia is 'more probable than improbable.'
Only 7% of respondents said that such a tragedy is unlikely while 2% insisted that there is no threat whatsoever of such a large-scale terrorist attack. 2% of respondents did not answer.
An explosion of household gas occurred in a nine-storeyed apartment building in the city of Shakhty, the Rostov region of Russia. The blast destroyed two storeys of the building