Incident Summary:

10/26/2016: Two assailants threw Molotov cocktails at an office housing pro-Russian internet activists in Saint Petersburg, Russia. There were no reported casualties in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.




Eastern Europe

region/u.s. state:

Saint Petersburg

Saint Petersburg

Location Details:
The incident occurred at 55 Savushkina street.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Office of Russian Propaganda Circulators
Nationality of Target Russia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Incendiary Molotov Cocktail/Petrol Bomb
Weapon Details
Three Molotov cocktails were used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Arsonists attack infamous Russian 'troll factory'," International Business Times UK, October 27, 2016.
"Arson Attackers Strike Petersburg 'Troll Factory'," Radio Free Europe, October 27, 2016.
"St. Petersburg 'Troll Factory' Attacked With Molotov Cocktails," Catonsville Times, October 28, 2016.