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    Russia School Shooting Kills 15

    The death toll has risen to 15 people, including 11 children, after a man opened fire Monday at his former school in central Russia, authorities said.


    The attack was the latest in a series of school shootings that have shaken Russia in recent years and came with the country on edge over efforts to mobilise tens of thousands of men to fight in Ukraine.


    Russian President Vladimir Putin denounced the "inhuman terrorist attack" in the city of Izhevsk, the Kremlin said, adding that the shooter "apparently belongs to a neo-fascist group."


    According to investigators, the attacker "was wearing a black top with Nazi symbols and a balaclava" when his body was discovered.


    He was later identified as a local man born in 1988, who graduated from the school.


    Investigators have said two security guards and two teachers were among the victims, while the attacker "committed suicide."


    Authorities previously announced a death toll of seven children and six adults but did not specify if that included the suspected shooter.


    Investigators said they were searching his home and probing his "adherence to neo-fascist views and Nazi ideology."


    The region's governor Alexander Brechalov confirmed there were "casualties and wounded among children," speaking in a video statement outside school No. 88 in Izhevsk.


    Rescue and medical workers could be seen in the background, some running inside the school with stretchers.


    Brechalov declared a period of mourning in the region to last until Thursday.


    A city of around 630,000 people, Izhevsk is the regional capital of Russia's Udmurt Republic, located around 1,000 kilometers (620 miles) east of Moscow.


    The attack came just hours after a man had opened fire and severely wounded a recruitment officer at an enlistment center in Siberia.


    Russia's last major school shooting was in April, when a man opened fire in a kindergarten in the central Ulyanovsk region, leaving a teacher and two children dead.


    The shooter, described as "mentally ill," was later found dead, with officials saying he had shot himself.


    Tightening gun laws
    Mass shootings at schools and universities in Russia were rare until 2021, when the country was rocked by two separate killing sprees in the central Russian cities of Kazan and Perm that spurred lawmakers to tighten laws regulating access to guns.


    In September 2021, a student dressed in black tactical clothing and helmet armed with a hunting rifle swept through Perm State University buildings killing six people, mostly women, and injuring two dozen others.


    The gunman resisted arrest and was shot by law enforcement as he was apprehended and moved to a medical facility for treatment.


    It was the second such attack that year, after a 19-year-old former student shot dead nine people at his old school in Kazan in May.


    Investigators said that the gunman suffered from a mental impairment, but was deemed fit to receive a license for the semi-automatic shotgun that he used.


    On the day of that attack Putin called for a review of gun control laws and the age to acquire hunting rifles was increased from 18 to 21 and medical checks were strengthened.


    Authorities have blamed foreign influence for previous school shootings, saying young Russians have been exposed online and through television to similar attacks in the United States and elsewhere.


    Other high-profile shooting cases have taken place in Russia's army, putting the issue of hazing in the spotlight in the country where military service is compulsory for men aged between 18 and 27.


    In November 2020, a 20-year-old soldier killed three fellow servicemen at a military base near the city of Voronezh. In a similar attack in 2019, a young recruit shot dead eight servicemen, saying he faced bullying and harassment in the army.

    Russia School Shooting Kills 15, Including Children - The Moscow Times

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    Russian President Vladimir Putin denounced the "inhuman terrorist attack" in the city of Izhevsk, the Kremlin said, adding that the shooter "apparently belongs to a neo-fascist group."
    Nazis in Russia! Who would have thought

    If Putler would have read TD he would be better informed

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    What? Nazis in Russia? Come on.
    Last edited by misskit; 27-09-2022 at 02:36 PM.

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    Please allow me to re-post this

    Ritzmann: It is definitely the case if one were to say that there are a particularly large number of neo-Nazis in Ukraine. This is definitely propaganda. There are a lot more neo-Nazis in Russia than in Ukraine – definitely. But of course there are right-wing extremists and neo-Nazis everywhere, and the special thing here is that there is this Azov battalion, which started out as a militia, which was also a gathering place for extremists, for right-wing extremists, but which was fully integrated into the country's defense structure. That's why it's such an easy target now in a sense to get upset or hang up. On the Russian side among the separatists, there are many more groups that are also directly or indirectly right-wing extremists. That's why we have to be careful here - it's good that you're addressing this - that we don't tell the narrative, the story that Mr Putin is bringing forward, that the point here is to denazify Ukraine. That is definitely not the background here. But there is this story with the Azov regiment.


    Extremismusforscher zu Putins Propaganda - „In Russland gibt es viel mehr Neonazis als in der Ukraine“ | deutschlandfunk.de

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    Condolences for all the victims.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    The death toll has risen to 15 people, including 11 children
    Quote Originally Posted by HermantheGerman View Post
    Nazis in Russia! Who would have thought
    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    What? Nazis in Russia? Come on.
    Classy



    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post
    Condolences for all the victims.
    Yes

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    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post
    Condolences for all the victims.
    All of a sudden hoohoo shows concern for people murdered by russians.


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