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Russia registers 30% more terror crimes in 2020

Published : 21 Jan 2021, 22:29

  DF News Desk

Policemen wearing face masks patrol on a street in Moscow, Russia, on Jan. 15, 2021. File Photo: Xinhua.

The Russian Interior Ministry said Thursday that law enforcers registered 2,342 crimes of a terrorist nature in 2020, up 29.7 percent from a year earlier, reported Xinhua.

Of these cases, 623 were committed in 2020, including those suppressed at the stage of preparation and attempt, the ministry said in an online report.

Meanwhile, the ministry registered 833 crimes of an extremist nature in 2020, up 42.4 percent year on year.

Russian police registered a total of over 2 million crimes in 2020, 1 percent more than in 2019, with 50 of the country's 85 federal subjects showing a bigger number of law offenses.