Incident Summary:

04/19/2019: Assailants set fire to the Torat Chaim school in Ramensky district, Moscow, Russia. There were no casualties in the attack. Neo-Nazi extremists claimed responsibility for the incident by spray-painting swastikas at the scene.




Eastern Europe

region/u.s. state:


Ramensky district

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity Torat Chaim Yeshiva
Specific Description Yeshiva
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 Arson/Fire
Weapon Details
Fire and spray paint 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
Neo-Nazi extremists Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Note left at scene)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
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
"Jewish organizations condemn arson attack on Moscow's biggest Yeshiva," Jerusalem Post, April 21, 2019.
"Arson fire and swastikas at Moscow yeshiva," European Jewish Press, April 21, 2019.
"Jewish organizations condemn attack on Moscow yeshiva," EIN News, April 21, 2019.