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SAINT PETERSBURG, December 15. /TASS/. Petersburger Eugene Efimov, a suspect in the illicit manufacture of explosive devices, detained in St. Petersburg. As reported by the United press service of the courts of Petersburg, defendant in the trial admitted that he was going to blow up the Kazan Cathedral.

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“Vyborgsky district court of St.-Petersburg has satisfied the petition of the senior investigator of the Investigation service of the FSB of Russia in St. Petersburg and the Leningrad region made a decision about election of a measure of restraint in form of detention in respect of Evgenia Efimova, a suspect in committing a crime under part 1 of article 223 .1 of the criminal code of Russian Federation (“Illicit manufacturing of explosives”). In the process, the defendant explained to the court that the illegally manufactured explosives to blow up 17.12.2017 Kazan Cathedral”, – stated in the message.

According to the press service, Efimov will remain in custody at least until February 13, 2018.

Kazan Cathedral – one of the largest churches of St. Petersburg. It was built on Nevsky Prospekt in 1801-1811 by the architect Andrei Voronikhin. In 1813 here was buried commander Mikhail Kutuzov and placed the keys taken from cities and other military trophies.