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FSB reported on the prevention of terrorist attacks during the Olympic Games in Sochi

FSB reported on the prevention of terrorist attacks during the Olympic Games in SochiThe terrorists planned to make several attacks during the Olympic Games in Sochi. According to the director of the FSB, Alexander Bortnikov, the Russian special services, together with colleagues from other countries, were able to prevent them. A veteran of the Alpha unit believes that the danger was really great, and the special services worked to the limit.

On Wednesday in Sochi, a meeting of the heads of special services with the participation of 79 delegations from 55 states and three international organizations.

“The experience of Turin was used”

In his speech, the head of the FSB of Russia, Alexander Bortnikov, said that in preparation for holding the Winter Olympic Games - 2014, an attempt to carry out terrorist attacks on Olympic venues was prevented. The victims and other consequences were largely avoided due to the “partnership cooperation of the Russian special services with the special services of other countries”.

“An example of this is the concrete joint work of the FSB of Russia with colleagues from the United States, Austria, France, Germany and Georgia against a group of individuals intending to carry out terrorist attacks on Olympic facilities in Sochi. By joint actions this threat was localized, ”he said.

According to RIA "News", In turn, Interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev noted that at least 40 thousand police and military personnel of the internal troops took part in ensuring the security of the Games in Sochi. “At the same time, all available opportunities were used, including small Aviation, cynological service, divers for the safety of the water area, ”he said.

The Minister stressed that during the preparation for the Games, he studied all the advanced foreign experience in conducting similar events, such as the Winter Games in Turin and Vancouver, the Summer Olympics in London, the World University Games, the 2012 World Cup. “As a result, Turin’s experience in preparing the necessary planning documents, the so-called road maps, was partially used,” Kolokoltsev said.

And from the experience of the Canadian special services, the principle of zoning the territories of Olympic facilities, the optimal placement of check points for accreditations, the placement of fences and barriers in the mountain cluster was applied. They used Russian law enforcement officers and their own work, in particular, in the system of inspection of fans.

As the vice-president of the Alfa Special Forces Veterans Association, Aleksey Filatov, told VZGLYAD, the FSB has been doing very serious work to prevent terrorist attacks in the last six months. “Unfortunately, not all succeeded. At the end of last year, explosions thundered in Volgograd and Pyatigorsk ... Everyone understood that the time of the Olympics was the sweetest time for possible terrorist attacks, from the point of view of terrorists. It was at this time that they received special funding, especially preparing. The attacks that would have occurred during the Games would have led to very serious image losses for our country. Therefore, the task was no matter what 100% at this time to clear the space from carrying out the attacks, ”said the expert.

And in general, it was possible: “The fact that there were no terrorist attacks during the Olympics, although the leaders of a number of groups acted with threats, shows that our security forces are on the right path, they are able to provide security for 100% for a certain period of time”.

At the same time, he said, the staff of the FSB and other special forces worked to the limit of physical and psychological forces. “With the neutralization of Umarov, I think it will become easier to work,” noted Filatov. - After the liquidation of Basayev, Maskhadov, Umarov, in my opinion, the era of "natural terrorism" ended. Now we are increasingly seeing manifestations of not so much large-scale international terrorism, which sets itself the ideological and political goals of uniting several republics into a single “Emirate of the Caucasus”, etc., as the actions of individual criminal groups related to economic squabbles, extortion. ” he added.

Do not give terrorists "legal loopholes"

At the meeting, Bortnikov also said that terrorism is today a transnational criminal phenomenon. Only in 2013, more than 70 countries experienced the results of such attacks. And intransigence in the fight against this phenomenon "turned Russia into one of the main targets of the bandits." Under the leadership of the National Anti-Terrorism Committee (NAK), a number of successful operations were carried out in Russia in the autumn and winter, 28 prevented crimes of a terrorist orientation, including the leader of a gang underground in the North Caucasus, Doku Umarov was neutralized.

But the special services are not going to stop there. The head of the FSB called for improving the legislation in order not to give the terrorists the slightest “legal loophole”. Thus, "taking into account the events in Syria on the initiative of the FSB, the Russian criminal legislation introduced rules establishing harsh penalties for training in militant camps, as well as for creating and organizing the activities of terrorist structures."

In addition, Bortnikov noted that the gangs in Syria, the Afghan-Pakistani zone and Africa intensified and strengthened the combat potential at the expense of new adherents of radical Islam. Despite the decline in the activity of the Al-Qaida core, the gangster groups associated with it demonstrate the ability to act autonomously and aggressively, as they show in Syria and throughout the Middle East. New adherents of radical Islam from Europe, Central Asia, Transcaucasia and Russia are joining the ranks of the local bandit undergrounds.

The Taliban, the Islamic Party of Turkestan and the Taliban Movement of Pakistan are strengthening their capacities in the Afghan-Pakistani zone. And in connection with the upcoming withdrawal from Afghanistan of the forces of the international coalition, this danger is even increasing.

Finally, militant migration from North Africa to the central and southern regions of the continent is recorded. In this they are supported by Al-Qaeda in the countries of the Islamic Maghreb, the Movement for Monotheism and Jihad in West Africa, the Nigerian Boko Haram and the Somali Al-Shabab al-Mujahadin.

Unified approach

The FSB has suggested that the special services of other countries develop common approaches to assessing the threat of terrorism. One of such norms, according to Bortnikov, could be securing the priority of preventing terrorist attacks over responding to already committed ones. Bortnikov also announced the increased use of non-cash payments by terrorists in circumvention of official banking structures.

Note that Russian President Vladimir Putin, in his welcoming speech at the meeting, stated the need to respond strictly to the spread of propaganda of violence, extremism, ideas of national, religious and social intolerance, including in the global information environment, adds Interfax.

We add that on the eve of Bortnikov said that in the first quarter of 2014, 36 counterterrorism operations were conducted. Among the significant results - 19 terrorist attacks were prevented, 13 leaders and 65 members of gangs were eliminated. At the same time, the security services did not allow the activation of gangs in Russia. Resonant terrorist attacks of the end of last year were uncovered in Volgograd and Pyatigorsk.
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  1. Coffee_time
    Coffee_time April 10 2014 09: 41
    Guys, and now to the west, we need our help
    1. SS68SS
      SS68SS April 10 2014 12: 01
      Yes, we are already there .... do not make noise ...
      1. jjj
        jjj April 10 2014 17: 50
        The clarification came that the Sochi attack was being prepared by suicide bombers in Germany, Austria and Turkey. In NATO countries
    2. The comment was deleted.
  2. Giant thought
    Giant thought April 10 2014 09: 44
    Many human thanks to our special services for the work done at the Olympics. They, of course, deserve state awards. Continue, guys, also successfully deal with these moral monsters - terrorists.
  3. SS68SS
    SS68SS April 10 2014 09: 45
    Well done FSB, did a great job at the Olympics in Sochi !!!!
  4. Vitaly Anisimov
    Vitaly Anisimov April 10 2014 09: 45
    What can I say .. There is something to boast about "not in vain do they eat bread .."
    Thank you all guys!
  5. avt
    avt April 10 2014 09: 47
    Yeah! good You can’t say anything, FSB officers at the Olympics performed with dignity! Unconditional victory for a clear advantage!
    1. Alex 241
      Alex 241 April 10 2014 18: 11
      Quote: avt
      FSB officers at the Olympics performed with dignity!
  6. Rubmolot
    Rubmolot April 10 2014 09: 47
    The CIA is the mother of world terrorism
    1. VeteranS
      VeteranS April 10 2014 12: 29
      It has long been known that al Qaeda emerged from the bowels of the US CIA to fight Soviet troops in Afghanistan ...
  7. avant-garde
    avant-garde April 10 2014 09: 47
    Yes, although a very sad, but very useful experience was brought to us by two Chechen companies, our specialists learned to calculate these forest reptiles !!
    1. Brother77
      Brother77 April 10 2014 16: 16
      Yes, they have been able to figure out all and also have been able to calculate for a long time, and there are still grandfathers' means and experience (Belarus, Ukraine, the Baltic states), just to complete all the calculated paddles, oh how much is needed ....
  8. omsbon
    omsbon April 10 2014 09: 48
    Of course the security officers are well done!
    Today, Ukraine will also bring many problems with its vile rulers. So the work of the FSB is enough.
  9. ken
    ken April 10 2014 09: 49
    Do not give an infection!
  10. Klim2011
    Klim2011 April 10 2014 09: 54
    Great work was done with the result "excellent". Thanks.
    It’s true that it’s impossible to relax; ahead is the Great Victory Day parade in all cities of Russia. All nits can be activated.
  11. reg 71
    reg 71 April 10 2014 09: 56
    Well done guys worked clearly
  12. Pacifist
    Pacifist April 10 2014 10: 05
    Thank! Worked on 10 points on a 5-point scale good Silently, quietly and efficiently. Always believed in you.
  13. igordok
    igordok April 10 2014 10: 07
    For intelligence and security forces, the absence of "noise" is the most qualitative indicator of their work.
  14. Freemason
    Freemason April 10 2014 10: 11
    well done! everything is clear and concise! neither show off nor loud statements. thanks to the people who are on guard!
  15. mamont5
    mamont5 April 10 2014 10: 12
    Thanks to the FSB! Thanks to the SPC and all the security officials who participated in the support of the Olympics.
  16. Ka-52
    Ka-52 April 10 2014 10: 31
    Oh, thanks of course ..
    But someone crushes these nits, and someone does everything possible so that "they" multiply and multiply ...
    (The FSB of Russia announced on Thursday April 3 the arrest of 25 citizens of Ukraine. According to the Russian Ministry, the detainees - members of the ultra-nationalist movements of Ukraine - planned to carry out attacks in the southern and central regions of Russia - from March 14 to 17 in Rostov, Volgograd, Tver, Orel, Belgorod, as well as in Tatarstan and Kalmykia.)
  17. Vtel
    Vtel April 10 2014 10: 39
    Now it's time for the FSB guys to tackle this terrorist.

    "Damn, they all need to be shot from atomic weapons.
    I will raise the whole world so that there is not even a scorched field left of this Russia ... "
    1. DNR
      DNR April 10 2014 11: 50
      Judging by the fact that everything went well in Sochi, there are probably plans not only for this particular person, but also for others. And also in general, and in Ukraine. Just to advertise it is not necessary.
  18. kelevra
    kelevra April 10 2014 10: 47
    I personally saw how the security forces work, it inspires great respect for their work!
  19. mackonya
    mackonya April 10 2014 10: 53
    As the heads of the special services often say: "Nobody knows about our victories, the whole world knows about our defeats."
  20. Vasily T.
    Vasily T. April 10 2014 10: 54
    Just don't relax guys. Unfortunately you still have a lot of work to do.
  21. KBPC50
    KBPC50 April 10 2014 11: 08
    Quote: Vtel
    Now it's time for the FSB guys to tackle this terrorist.

    "Damn, they all need to be shot from atomic weapons.
    I will raise the whole world so that there is not even a scorched field left of this Russia ... "

    Where is the field of work for the CIA, NSA! This is where it is necessary to cooperate, and not to blame for the healthy!
  22. mabuta
    mabuta April 10 2014 11: 19
    It’s not the time to find out. But even what we know is pleasing.
    1. Brother77
      Brother77 April 10 2014 16: 18
      Not all dad is there, the liberals are left to finish off ...
  23. chunga-changa
    chunga-changa April 10 2014 12: 19
    the specific joint work of the FSB of Russia with colleagues from the United States ... regarding a group of people who intended to carry out terrorist attacks on Olympic facilities in Sochi.

    Obviously, the Americans somehow managed to "persuade" them to refuse to carry out terrorist attacks. Well, then it's a matter of technology, or the Americans simply ordered the performers not to do anything, or they did not give money.
  24. Follow us
    Follow us April 10 2014 12: 27
    It was curious to find out the details!
  25. fzr1000
    fzr1000 April 10 2014 12: 38
    I know about the prevention of 4, and one of them turned out to be prevented due to great luck. But the result is excellent.
    1. pvn53
      pvn53 April 10 2014 15: 44
      Lucky only for those involved in specific matters. And the result of the work is then called luck.
    2. pvn53
      pvn53 April 10 2014 15: 44
      Lucky only for those involved in specific matters. And the result of the work is then called luck.
  26. Sochi
    Sochi April 10 2014 13: 23
    I didn’t see the work of the special services, even if I wanted to ... But I saw the common work, every day helicopters flew in circles, there were polls at all stations, at least five people patrolled around the clock around the clock, I almost didn’t like it — checking the documents, almost everyone has evening and night time ... And everything was done politely, no rudeness on their part. Non-resident transport to the city was not allowed, delivery of goods according to previously approved lists of vehicles (accreditation can be said), and only at night, did not have time - get into the parking lot and wait for the night.
  27. siberalt
    siberalt April 10 2014 13: 56
    I liked how, after the confirmation of the FSB of his own words, Kadyrov said - if necessary, we will unearth the grave and find evidence of Umarov’s death there. He also said that there were 10 or more of them. Who was buried then? It is not otherwise that what remained of the corpses of terrorists was thrown into the grave with shovels laughing
  28. propolsky
    propolsky April 10 2014 14: 44
    The Olympics were held without visible shocks, so they worked as they should, thanks!
  29. sv68
    sv68 April 10 2014 15: 20
    Well done guys, that's just until a complete victory over all sorts of terror oh how far
  30. razved
    razved April 10 2014 15: 51
    Well done. But you can’t relax, the enemy is not asleep (without banter, quite seriously). There is still a lot of work.
  31. kind
    kind April 10 2014 17: 11
    The prestige of power is above all! The FSB proved this in practice !!!
  32. mamba
    mamba April 10 2014 17: 37
    Well done guys, keep it up!
    Bortnikov announced the intensification of the use of cashless payments by terrorists, bypassing official banking structures.
    Each crime is followed by a money trail. Here's where else you need to make a noise: to deprive terrorists of funding.
  33. konvalval
    konvalval April 10 2014 20: 08
    The special services worked so well because they were in black cloaks with two daggers under each hollow. But well done! Thank!
  34. polkovnik manuch
    polkovnik manuch April 10 2014 20: 58
    Together with all I express, as one of the 145 million Russian citizens, gratitude to the employees (employees!) Of the Russian special services. Keep it up guys, you are the best!
  35. Baloo
    Baloo April 10 2014 21: 22
    Respect and respect to all who honestly and conscientiously do their job