Terrorism in Russia

The risk of terrorist attacks in Russia over the past years can be classified as low. Compared to other countries so far here are are only a few incedents. Over the past 5 years a total number of 362 terrorist incidents has been recorded, in which 412 people have been killed and 661 injured. Among them were 22 suicide acts.

In 5 incedents a total of 7 people have been kidnapped or taken as hostage.

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Most frequent attack targets in Russia

(2012 to 2016)

TargetAttacksKilledInjuredHostages
Police1582433633
Government46541302
Religious institutions3933241
Business366690
Private citizens3042681
Journalists & Media911220
Transportation842830
Educational institution814140
Military53110
NGO51100


Most affected regions

(2012 to 2016)

RegionAttacksKilledInjuredHostages
Dagestan2132033844
Ingushetia4636710
Kabardino-Balkaria2728122
Chechnya1868790
Moscow13691
Stavropol91110
North Ossetia-Alania7460
Tatarstan6510
Rostov5120
Volgograd542830
Karachay-Cherkessia3300
Lipetskaya1000
Moskovskaya1110
Sakhalin1260
Vologda1010
Irkutsk1010
Krasnodar1020
Altai1010
Nizhny Novgorod1200
Saint Petersburg1000


Terrorist organisations in Russia

OrganisationAttacksKilledInjuredHostages
Caucasus Emirate12811490
Islamic State1018330
Makhachkala Gang3020
Ingush Rebels2040
Izberbash Gang1100
Sayfullakh1320
Caspian Group1100
Chechen Rebels1080
Gunib Group1100
Kizilyurtovskiy Group1300
Muslim extremists1260


All information sourced from the "National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism" (START) and its Global Terrorism Database. An act of terrorism is concidered every incident which is aimed at attaining a political, economic, religious, or social goal, but not for pure profit motives. In addition these incidents must not be legitimized by warfare activities, listet in the Geneva Conventions of 1949.