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AP PHOTOS: Crowds celebrate St. Petersburg graduate gala


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After rescue, St. Petersburg pastor returns to lake and drowns


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Girl, 7, taken by helicopter from Carnival ship to St. Petersburg hospital


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Merchant ships have been targeted by Russian missiles, while the French Navy intercepted a cargo vessel heading for St. Petersburg, reports say


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St. Petersburg draped in a white blanket of snow


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Islamic State claims responsibility for Saint Petersburg supermarket bombing

Islamic State claims responsibility for Saint Petersburg supermarket bombing  The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)  claimed responsibility on Friday for the bomb attack days earlier that tore through a Saint Petersburg supermarket and wounded 14 people. "The attack that targeted a shopping centre in Saint Petersburg the day before yesterday (Wednesday) was carried out by an Islamic State-linked group," IS said in a statement via its propaganda agency Amaq. On Wednesday evening, a homemade bomb placed in a locker at the supermarket in northwestern Saint Petersburg, Russia’s second city and President Vladimir Putin’s home town, went off sowing panic among customers and wounding 14 people including a pregnant woman. Putin’s 2015 decision to intervene in Syria militarily on the side of Bashar al-Assad has made Russia a priority target for the Islamic State group. Officials said a total of 14 people had been wounded in the blast. The bombing came after the FSB security service said earlier this month it had prevented a terror attack on a key Orthodox cathedral in Saint Petersburg with the help of America’s CIA, which led Putin to thank US President Donald Trump. FSB chief Alexander Bortnikov has said Russia remains on alert for a possible return of jihadists from Syria ahead of the World Cup and the March presidential polls. Saint Petersburg will host several World Cup matches including a semi-final. Earlier this month Bortnikov said that at least 4,500 Russians had left the country to fight with "terrorists" in the Middle East, North Africa and other regions. Over the past 20 years Russia fought two wars with separatists in Chechnya, leading Islamist militants from the North Caucasus to frequently target Russians through suicide bombings and other attacks.    



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Blast rips through supermarket in Russia's St Petersburg, 10 hurt

Blast rips through supermarket in Russia's St Petersburg, 10 hurtA blast ripped through a supermarket in Russia’s St Petersburg on Wednesday evening, injuring at least 10 shoppers, investigators said. The explosion was caused by a homemade bomb packed with pieces of metal with a force equivalent to 200 grammes of TNT, they said. Russian media reports said the bomb had been hidden in a locker where shoppers leave their belongings in a branch of the Perekrestok supermarket chain.



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Russia: Explosion injures 10 at St. Petersburg supermarket

Russia: Explosion injures 10 at St. Petersburg supermarketST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — At least 10 people were injured Wednesday by an explosion at a supermarket in St. Petersburg, Russia's second-largest city and the site of a deadly subway bombing this year.



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Putin says St. Petersburg supermarket bomb blast was terrorist attack

Putin says St. Petersburg supermarket bomb blast was terrorist attackRussian President Vladimir Putin said a bomb blast in a St. Petersburg supermarket on Wednesday was an act of terrorism.



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U.S. helped thwart major attack in St. Petersburg: U.S., Russia say

U.S. helped thwart major attack in St. Petersburg: U.S., Russia sayBy Christian Lowe and Phil Stewart MOSCOW/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States provided intelligence to Russia that helped thwart a potentially deadly bomb attack in St. Petersburg, U.S. and Russian officials said on Sunday, in a rare public show of cooperation despite deep strains between the two countries. Russian President Vladimir Putin telephoned U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday to thank him for the tip-off, which the Kremlin said helped prevent a militant bomb attack on a cathedral in the Russian city, as well as other sites.



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