Two Bombs at Russian University

November 28, 2006

Moscow State University, the most highly regarded university in Russia, has been under tightened security since a rudimentary bomb damaged its main building at 5:00am on Saturday, and another unexploded bomb was discovered in what authorities call an attempted arson. The damaged wing serves primarily as a dormitory for several hundred students. The bomb caused damage, but about 300 students were evacuated and no injuries were reported. The city's mayor seems to suspect chemistry students are responsible. Chronicle of Higher Education (requires subscription)