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Bomb Blast Near 'Digger'

Published: February 3, 2004 (Issue # 940)


MOSCOW - Yelena Tregubova, a newspaper reporter who recently published a tell-all book about her days covering the Kremlin, was about to step outside of her apartment on Monday when a small bomb exploded in the corridor. No one was hurt.

The explosive device was strung onto the door handle of the apartment opposite hers on the second floor of 10 Bolshoi Gnezdnikovsky Pereulok off Pushkin Square, Tregubova said.

"Everything shook like in an earthquake," she said when reached by telephone.

The blast dented the steel door of the opposite apartment, which is vacant, and smashed several lampshades and a windowpane in the corridor, police said.

A police officer on the scene said they were investigating it as hooliganism. A police spokesman told NTV television that the explosive device, which contained about 50 grams of TNT, was too small to have been an attempt on Tregubova.

Tregubova, however, said she believed she was the target.

Tregubova's book, "Tales of a Kremlin Digger," which came out late last year, describes her behind-the-scene experience of covering the Kremlin for several Russian newspapers from 1997 to 2001.





 


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Saturday, Oct. 25


AVA Expo, the eighth edition of the event revolving around all things pop, returns to Lenexpo this weekend. Geeks, nerds, dweebs and dorks will have their chance to talk science fiction and explore a variety of international pop culture. Tickets for the event can be purchased on their website at avaexpo.ru.



Sunday, Oct. 26


Zenit St. Petersburg returns home for the first time in nearly a month as they host Mordovia Saransk in a Russian Premier League game. Currently at the top of the league thanks to their undefeated start to the season, the northern club hopes to extend the gap between them and second-place CSKA Moscow and win the title for the first time in three years. Tickets are available at the stadium box office or on the club’s website.



Monday, Oct. 27


Today marks the end of the art exhibit “Neophobia” at the Erarta Museum. Artists Alexey Semichov and Andrei Kuzmin took a neo-modernist approach to represent the array of fears that are ever-present throughout our lives. Tickets are 200 rubles ($4.90).



Tuesday, Oct. 28


The Domina Prestige St. Petersburg hotel plays host to SPIBA’s Marketing and Communications Committee’s round table discussion on “Government Relations Practices in Russia” this morning. The discussion starts at 9:30 a.m. and participation must be confirmed by Oct. 24.



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