Kaliningrad Resident Jailed for Attempt to Blow Up Mosque
A 21-year-old resident of the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad has been sentenced to three years in prison for an attempt to blow up a mosque under construction, a local court said on Thursday.
Investigators revealed that in November 2011 Anatoly Nasonov plotted to destroy the site to protest the construction of a Muslim house of worship in his neighborhood.
"During his military service, Nasonov was trained as a demolition expert,” the court said. "He knew that there were canisters filled with liquefied gas at the construction site and planned to blow them up with flammable reagents.” (...)