2017-11-27 13:04:00

Bomb scare at Sretensky Church; conference attended by Patriarch Kirill held nearby

Moscow, November 27, Interfax - Moscow law-enforcement agencies received an anonymous phone call reporting a bomb at the Sretensky Church on Monday, an informed source told Interfax.

"There was an anonymous phone call about a bomb in Moscow's Sretensky Church. The information is now being verified," the source said.

People have not been evacuated from the church yet, the source said.

A scientific conference chaired by Patriarch Kirill to present the interim results of forensic tests performed on remains believed to be those of the imperial family is now being held on the territory of the Sretensky Monastery, which is near the church.