January 19, 2021 :



Around 500 civilians, including their children, were found dead by Russian anti-terror forces in the cities of Grozny, Kazan, Astrakhan and Moscow, in what officials have described as a coordinated attack on civilians and minors.

Russian news agencies have reported that the militants are believed to have taken minors as hostages and shot them, before brutally decapitating them.

At least 56 people were killed in Grozny, while the number of bodies discovered in the cities of Astrakhan and Moscow has exceeded 200.

Russian media outlets have revealed the news of the coordinated attacks, which have been dubbed “Decapitate the Apostates Day”. The exact motive behind the killings is unknown. However, some people have reportedly attempted to state that the number of people killed was 1,000, with the majority being children.

Reports suggest that a banned cult, based in Russia, may have been responsible for the act.

“Some may think that we have seen this film before, but it is very different now,” RT quoted Aleksander Borodin, a spokesman for the Russian Anti-Terror Committee, as saying.

“We have been prepared for such a scenario and you can see that in our actions,” he added.

Earlier in the day, the St. Petersburg metro was attacked, but there have been no casualties reported.