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A man who planned to blow up St. Petersburg's Kazan Cathedral gets five years in prison


The Moscow District Military Court has sentenced 18-year-old English teacher Evgeny Yefimov to five years at a maximum security prison for plotting to blow up the Kazan Cathedral in St. Petersburg in December 2017. Yefimov, who confessed to the charges and repented the beliefs that motivated his actions, received the minimum penalty for planning an act of terrorism.

Police arrested another four people in this case: two have already been sentenced to 2 and 2.5 years in prison for storing weapons and failing to report knowledge of a planned terrorist attack, and the other two suspects are still awaiting trial.