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26 мая, 19:35

Terrorists Were Caught in Moscow

In Moscow, FSB arrested members of the terrorist group that belong to the banned "Islamic State." According to the on the spot data, they were preparing terrorist attacks in the capital's public transport.

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16 мая, 12:00

My Family’s Slave

She lived with us for 56 years. She raised me and my siblings without pay. I was 11, a typical American kid, before I realized who she was.

10 мая, 00:00

The Explosive Politics of Filling Justice Kennedy's Seat

Jonathan Turley, The HillIn a couple weeks, there will be an anniversary that will likely go without mention beyond those of us who are ardent military history nuts. It is the 100th anniversary of the Ypres Salient explosion in World War I. While many have made a great deal over the dropping of the GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB) in Afghanistan, the MOAB (with 18,000 pounds of TNT) was barely a candle compared to the mines placed under the German trenches by Scottish miners over months of secret digging in Belgium.

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01 мая, 09:02

How To Embrace The Unpredictable Moments In Life With Ernie Johnson, Jr.

Ernie Johnson, Jr., the popular host of Inside the NBA on TNT, shares the unscripted moments that have impacted his life

30 апреля, 09:45

Военные США хотят стимулировать обучаемость мозга электричеством

Управление перспективных исследовательских проектов Министерства обороны США (DARPA) объявило о сотрудничестве с семью университетами США, подразделениями ВВС и армии в исследованиях, направленных на стимулирование мозга неинвазивным способом для ускорения обучения. Управление анонсировало программу Target Neuroplasticity Training (TNT) в марте 2016 года и сейчас начало работу по поиску наиболее безопасных и эффективных способов активации естественного процесса, называемого синаптической пластичностью. Пластичность - способность мозга укреплять или ослаблять нейронные связи, чтобы приспособиться к изменениям в окружающей среде. Руководитель программы TNT доктор Дуг Вербер связывает синаптическую пластичность с обучением. Исследование TNT фокусируется на конкретном виде обучения - когнитивных навыках. Люди используют когнитивные навыки, чтобы фокусировать внимание, обрабатывать информацию, разделять внимание на несколько задач одновременно, определять и понимать шаблоны, запоминать инструкции, организовывать информацию и многое другое. Министерство обороны США ожидает, что TNT позволит снизить стоимость и сократить продолжительность обучения специалистов по иностранному языку, аналитиков разведки, криптографов и других. Команда исследователей TNT пытается определить физиологические механизмы, которые могли бы позволить им улучшить естественное обучение посредством электростимуляции периферических нервов - тех, которые соединяют нейроны в головном и спинном мозге с органами, кожей и мышцами, - чтобы мозг быстрее воспринимал новые знания во время ключевых моментов обучения. Ученые еще не до конца понимают, какие механизмы лежат в основе этого улучшения, но считают, что нейростимуляция способствует высвобождению нейромедиаторов: ацетилхолина, осуществляющего нервно-мышечную передачу, норэпинефрина - "медиатора бодрости" - и других, играющих важную роль в модуляции когнитивных процессов, связанных с обучением. Основная цель TNT - активировать различные механизмы, чтобы понять связи между нейростимуляцией, высвобождением нейромедиатора и результирующими изменениями в пластичности. Чтобы активировать периферические нервы, исследователи будут сравнивать неинвазивную электростимуляцию через кожу с инвазивной - с помощью имплантированного устройства, - а затем сделают выводы, что из этого эффективнее. Вербер планирует пойти еще дальше и создать устройство, которое активирует пластичность, используя электричество для стимуляции периферических нервов через кожу. Он отметил, что уже сейчас на рынке есть устройства, предназначенные для стимуляции мозга и периферических нервов. "Вы можете прямо сейчас зайти в Интернет и за 50 долларов купить устройство, которое, как утверждают производители, стимулирует ваш мозг и заставляет его делать всевозможные вещи", - сказал Вебер. Такие компании делают технологию доступной без каких-либо гарантий того, что она безопасна или даже эффективна. В первой части исследований TNT ученые будут работать над определением механизмов, которые лежат в основе того, как стимуляция нерва влияет на пластичность мозга. Они также пытаются обнаружить физиологические показатели, которые показывают, что стимуляция работает, и выявить и свести к минимуму побочные эффекты стимуляции нервов, если таковые вообще имеются. Во второй половине программы исследователи будут использовать технологию нейростимуляции в различных видах тренировочных упражнений для измерения улучшения скорости и степени обучения. В то же время некоторые исследовательские группы будут работать с аналитиками военной разведки и специалистами по иностранному языку, чтобы понять, как процесс обучения идёт сейчас. Цель сотрудничества состоит в том, чтобы превратить средний отряд в непревзойденных лингвистов гораздо быстрее, чем это возможно сегодня. Платформу TNT можно будет дорабатывать, чтобы удовлетворить их потребности. В партнерстве с Университетом штата Аризона команда будет работать с персоналом Исследовательской лабораторией ВВС, чтобы изучить, как мозг реагирует во время разведки, стрельбы и наблюдения. DARPA подходит к изучению синаптической пластичности с нескольких точек зрения, чтобы определить, есть ли безопасные и эффективные пути для улучшения обучения и ускорения освоения навыков, связанных с миссиями национальной безопасности США. Программа TNT поможет компенсировать сокращение персонала каждой военной службы. TNT - часть более обширного проекта DARPA BRAIN, поддерживаемого Белым домом. Эта инициатива была объявлена еще администрацией Барака Обамы в 2013 году. В ее рамках поддерживаются разработки в сфере инновационных нейротехнологий, которые могут создать динамическую картину функций мозга - как отдельные клетки и сложные нейронные цепи взаимодействуют во времени и пространстве. BRAIN также исследует расстройства мозга, такие как болезни Альцгеймера и Паркинсона, депрессии и черепно-мозговые травмы.(https://geektimes.ru/post...)

30 апреля, 06:22

Военные США хотят стимулировать обучаемость мозга электричеством (ko_mon)

Управление перспективных исследовательских проектов Министерства обороны США (DARPA) объявило о сотрудничестве с семью университетами США, подразделениями ВВС и армии в исследованиях, направленных на стимулирование мозга неинвазивным способом для ускорения обучения. Управление анонсировало программу Target Neuroplasticity Training (TNT) в марте 2016 года и сейчас начало работу по поиску наиболее безопасных и эффективных способов активации естественного процесса, называемого синаптической пластичностью. 41 комментарий

29 апреля, 13:20

Военные США хотят стимулировать обучаемость мозга электричеством

Управление перспективных исследовательских проектов Министерства обороны США (DARPA) объявило о сотрудничестве с семью университетами США, подразделениями ВВС и армии в исследованиях, направленных на стимулирование мозга неинвазивным способом для ускорения обучения. Управление анонсировало программу Target Neuroplasticity Training (TNT) в марте 2016 года и сейчас начало работу по поиску наиболее безопасных и эффективных способов активации естественного процесса, называемого синаптической пластичностью. Пластичность — способность мозга укреплять или ослаблять нейронные связи, чтобы приспособиться к изменениям в окружающей среде. Руководитель программы TNT доктор Дуг Вербер связывает синаптическую пластичность с обучением. Исследование TNT фокусируется на конкретном виде обучения — когнитивных навыках. Люди используют когнитивные навыки, чтобы фокусировать внимание, обрабатывать информацию, разделять внимание на несколько задач одновременно, определять и понимать шаблоны, запоминать инструкции, организовывать информацию и многое другое. Министерство обороны США ожидает, что TNT позволит снизить стоимость и сократить продолжительность обучения специалистов по иностранному языку, аналитиков разведки, криптографов и других. Читать дальше →

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28 апреля, 15:31

Video: Russian ‘grannies’ remix Mortal Kombat tune

Russian ethno-pop band, Buranovo Babushkas (made up of eight elderly women), has released a remix of Mortal Kombat’s main song to mark the screening of the Mortal Kombat: The Last Stand film on the TNT-4 television channel, TJournal reports. TNT is well known for its unusual approach to domestic advertising. The channel once morphed a Russian rap song with clips from a Harry Potter film to promote screening the movie, the words explaining how difficult it is to grow up on the streets). TNT also announced a Lord of Rings film alongside both a rock band tune and a viral mix on social media.  

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23 апреля, 19:01

Site of huge US bomb has few clues

THE remote site in eastern Afghanistan where the US military dropped its largest non-nuclear bomb to be deployed in combat earlier this month bears signs of the weapon’s power, but little evidence of

21 апреля, 09:38

FedEx (FDX) Down 6.3% Since Earnings Report: Can It Rebound?

FedEx (FDX) reported earnings 30 days ago. What's next for the stock? We take a look at earnings estimates for some clues.

18 апреля, 10:18

15 Beloved Movies That Flopped in Theaters

From box office bombs to cult classics, these movies have only done well in the years and decades following their theatrical release.

15 апреля, 21:48

Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai Accuses Successor Of 'Treason' By Allowing U.S. To Drop Massive Bomb

function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D'+commercial_video['package'];a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); By Mirwais Harooni KABUL (Reuters) - Former Afghan president Hamid Karzai accused his successor on Saturday of committing treason by allowing the U.S. military to drop the largest conventional bomb ever used in combat during an operation against Islamic State militants in Afghanistan. Karzai, who also vowed to “stand against America”, retains considerable influence within Afghanistan’s majority Pashtun ethnic group, to which President Ashraf Ghani also belongs. His strong words could signal a broader political backlash that may endanger the U.S. military mission in Afghanistan. Afghan defense officials have said the 21,600-pound (9,797-kg) GBU-43, dropped late on Thursday in the eastern province of Nangarhar, had killed nearly 100 suspected militants, though they acknowledged this was an estimate and not based on an actual body count. “How could you permit Americans to bomb your country with a device equal to an atom bomb?” Karzai said at a public event in Kabul, questioning Ghani’s decision. “If the government has permitted them to do this, that was wrong and it has committed a national treason.” Ghani’s office said the strike had been closely coordinated between Afghan and U.S. forces and replied to Karzai’s charges with a statement saying: “Every Afghan has the right to speak their mind. This is a country of free speech.” Public reaction to Thursday’s strike has been mixed, with some residents near the blast praising Afghan and U.S. troops for pushing back the Islamic State militants. While the bomb has been described as one of the largest non-nuclear devices ever used, its destructive power, equivalent to 11 tonnes of TNT, pales in comparison with the relatively small atomic bombs dropped on Japan in 1945, which had blasts equivalent to between 15,000 and 20,000 tonnes of TNT.   “VIOLATION OF OUR SOVEREIGNTY” During Karzai’s tenure as president, his opposition to airstrikes by foreign military forces helped to sour his relationship with the United States and other Western nations. As the Kabul government, split between Ghani and his rival Abdullah Abdullah under a U.S.-brokered power-sharing deal, remains fragile, Karzai’s political interventions draw close attention. Ghani has failed to build the kind of domestic following that Karzai still has despite stepping down in 2014. Karzai said he planned to “stand against America”, a stance he compared to decisions earlier in his life to fight against the Soviets and later the Taliban regime. “I decided to get America off my soil,” he said. “This bomb wasn’t only a violation of our sovereignty and a disrespect to our soil and environment, but will have bad effects for years.” While Karzai did not elaborate on how he would oppose the United States, his stance may pose problems for Ghani’s administration, which is heavily reliant on the United States and other foreign donors for aid and military support. On Friday, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, General John Nicholson, defended the strike, saying the decision to use the bomb was based on military needs, not political reasons. Afghan troops, backed by U.S. warplanes and special forces, have been battling militants linked to Islamic State in eastern Afghanistan for years. The most recent operation began in March and continued until troops hit Islamic State fighters entrenched in booby-trapped tunnels in a remote mountain region, leading commanders to call for the use of the GBU-43 bomb.   (Writing by Josh Smith; Editing by Gareth Jones) -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

14 апреля, 19:14

Mom or dad: Russia has a more powerful bomb than the U.S.

The American GBU-43 bomb that was used on April 13 to strike an Islamic State compound in Afghanistan acquired the nickname "The Mother Of All Bombs." It’s power is equivalent to 11 tons of TNT. It was the bomb’s first run out in combat since its creation in 2003. Its Russian equivalent appeared four years later and turned out to be four times more powerful, acquiring a name no less spectacular – "The Father of All Bombs." The new bomb was tested on September 11, 2007, on the sixth anniversary of 9/11. The Russian military said it was created to fight terrorism. Source: Asylum seeker/YouTube What's the advantage of these super bombs? The strike on ISIS positions on April 13 killed at least 36 militants, destroyed caches of weapons and military technology, and several secret underground tunnels. President Donald Trump called the U.S. Armed Forces’ operation "a very successful mission." Russia's answer to the GBU-13 is known as a Thermobaric Air Bomb (TAB). Its destructive power is comparable to that of a nuclear warhead. However, it doesn’t leave behind a radioactive cloud thanks to its so-called thermobaric explosion. Its destructive power is comparable to that of a nuclear warhead. Father Of All Bomb. Source: RIA Novosti "Ordnances such as the TAB, although less powerful, have been used in various wars in the last 50 years. The Americans used them to clean out the jungles in Vietnam, where they sent in their helicopters afterwards, and the Soviets used them to clean out the Tora Bora caves in Afghanistan, where the Mujahedeen used to hide," said Professor Vadim Kozyulin from the Academy of Military Sciences. In his words, the most powerful bombs in the Soviet Union and Russia were the TAB-1500 and the FAB-9000. The GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast bomb sits at an air base in Southwest Asia waiting to be used should it become necessary. Source: ZUMA Press/Global Look Press The Russian bomb's construction The Father of All Bombs’ has a special nose that creates a deadly impact: "The aerosols [inside the nose] turn into a mixture that is detonated by the fuse. The bomb creates a striking wave that at the point of explosion forms an airless vacuum. And thanks to this change of pressure, all objects in the explosion's epicenter literally explode from within, be it people, technology, fortifications, or any other defensive structures belonging to the enemy," explains Alexei Ramm, an analyst from the Izvestia daily newspaper. According to The National Interest magazine, despite its smaller volume, the Russian bomb is four times more powerful than its American counterpart. It’s blast is equal to 40 tons of TNT, while the Mother's explosion is equal to 10 tons of TNT. Also, the Father's striking range is 20 times larger than the GBU-43. However, the fate of the Russian bomb is unknown. Since 2007 there have been no recorded tests or uses of the weapon.  Al Weimorts (left), the creator of the GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast bomb, and Joseph Fellenz, lead model maker, look over the prototype of the bomb before it was painted and tested. Source: ZUMA Press/Global Look Press Ramm stressed that the Thermobaric bombs are classified by the UN as "non-human warfare sources that cause extreme human suffering." Ramm: "Nevertheless, the weapon has not been banned by any UN conventions and has not been a part of any agreement on arms reduction. Russian experts believe that this bomb can be replaced by a series of tactical nuclear warheads that Russia is armed with. The U.S. maintains the same position concerning its small nuclear warheads." A combination of still images taken from a video released by the U.S. Department of Defense on April 14, 2017 shows (clockwise) the explosion of a MOAB when it struck the Achin district of the eastern province of Nangarhar, Afghanistan. Source: Reuters Consequently, Ramm concludes, the U.S. Congress has decided to accelerate the development and production of this type of weapon. The American military does not hide the fact that it’s creating this weapon to strike nuclear objects in Iran and North Korea. Read more: Is Russia helping China build hypersonic weapons?>>>

13 апреля, 20:11

U.S. drops 'mother of all bombs' against ISIS in Afghanistan

The U.S. Thursday used its largest non-nuclear weapon for the first time ever in combat against Islamic State targets in Afghanistan, the Defense Department said.The strike dropped a GBU-43 bomb from an aircraft at 7:32 p.m. local time to destroy an Islamic State tunnel network in Nangarhar province, said Adam Stump, a Defense Department spokesman. The targeted group is known as the Islamic State in the Khorasan Province.The strike was intended to minimize the risk to Afghan and U.S. troops in the area conducting clearing operations, according to a release from U.S. Forces Afghanistan. It said all precautions were taken to prevent civilian casualties and collateral damage. "As ISIS-K's losses have mounted, they are using IEDs, bunkers and tunnels to thicken their defense," said Gen. John Nicholson, the commander of U.S. Forces Afghanistan. "This is the right munition to reduce these obstacles and maintain the momentum of our offensive against ISIS-K."

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06 апреля, 18:09

Alphabet (GOOGL) Launches YouTube TV in Five Metro Areas

Alphabet Inc. (GOOGL) took the wraps off its own streaming video service YouTube TV.

05 апреля, 02:36

MSGN Stock Heats Up on Sale Rumors: Who Should Buy the Knicks' TV Partner?

New York area regional cable television network, MSG Networks Inc. (MSGN) is currently being shopped by ownership, and its stock price is heating up based on the reports.

04 апреля, 22:54

Terror attack in St. Petersburg: Facts, theories, and opinions

On the morning of April 4, Russian Health Minister Veronika Skvortsova gave the latest figures for the number of dead and injured in the terrorist attack in the St. Petersburg metro. The death toll now stands at 14 – of this number, 11 people died at the scene, and another three later succumbed to their injuries. As of this morning, about 50 people injured in the attack remain in the hospital. The Emergencies Ministry office in St. Petersburg published a list of the injured. The known facts The following is known for sure: the explosion happened in a train car in the tunnel between the Sennaya Ploshchad and Tekhnologichesky Institut stations at about 2:40 p.m. local time on April 3. The train driver, Alexander Kaverin, followed instructions and didn't stop between stations and drove to the next platform, which helped save lives because in an enclosed space the number of victims would have been higher, said the St. Petersburg Metro's press office. Train driver Alexander Kaverin. / Photo: Reuters A second bomb, found at the Ploshchad Vosstaniya station, was disarmed by law-enforcement officers. The St. Petersburg news website, Fontanka, reported that this bomb was discovered before the blast in the train car, and it had been left in an unattended bag and consisted of two TNT bricks weighing about one pound each that were hidden inside a fire extinguisher. Theories One of the first theories that emerged on April 3 was the supposition that both bombs - at Ploshchad Vosstaniya and in the train - were left by a bearded man dressed in dark clothes who then quickly left the train car. Several hours after the terrorist attack, his photo was circulated by the media. By evening this theory fell apart: the man on the photograph saw himself on the news, went to the police and declared he hadn't done anything wrong. Later the news website, RBC, citing the St. Petersburg police, reported that the man wasn't involved in the terrorist attack. Then Interfax news agency, citing law-enforcement officers, said the blast was the result of a suicide bomber who was a student from Kazakhstan by the name of Maxim Aryshev. This information, however, has not been confirmed. According to other information, the attack was carried out by a Kyrgyz native who holds Russian citizenship, reported TASS, citing a spokesman of the State Committee of National Security (SCNS). The Kyrgyzstan embassy neither confirmed nor denied this report. Russia's Investigative Committee (RIC) says it established the identity of the alleged suicide bomber but has not yet made his name public. Kyrgyzstan's SCNS named the suspect as Akbarzhon Dzhalilov, born in 1995, and Gazeta.ru published his photo from social networks. According to Kommersant, he may have been identified by his head, which was the only part of the bomber's body intact after the blast. 22-year-old Kyrgyz-born Russian citizen Akbarzhon Jalilov. / Photo: Russian Archives/Global Look Press Islamist trace According to media reports, the investigation is checking the possible involvement of Islamist organizations banned in Russia, such as the Islamic State (ISIS). Kommersant, citing "a trustworthy source," said the security services knew that a terrorist attack was being planned in St. Petersburg because they had been "tracking" a Russian national who collaborated with ISIS and who had been detained upon his return from Syria. By wiretapping his phone, law-enforcement agents determined the telephone numbers of terrorists linked to ISIS who allegedly organized the attack, but the agents didn't have enough time to detain them and prevent the attack. Anyway, Kommersant reported that law-enforcement agents managed to block the "clandestine group's" lines of communication immediately following the attack, which helped prevent more casualties. This information is still preliminary, however. It's not known whether Kyrgyzstan native Akbarzhon Dzhalilov was linked to ISIS, and Govorit Moskva radio station contacted a man who worked with him in a sushi bar in St. Petersburg. He said that when they worked together in 2013 Dzhalilov didn't show signs of being religious and "didn't even pray." Situation after the attack The situation in St. Petersburg remains tense, and despite the fact that the metro, which was completely shut down on April 3, has resumed operations, some stations are periodically closed when unattended objects are discovered or due to telephone calls that threaten more attacks. The second bomb: How St. Petersburg metro was cleared of explosives The St. Petersburg Metro's press office said that, "thorough inspections of stations and tunnels" continue. Also, following a report about a suspicious object, one of the departments at St. Petersburg State University was evacuated. Additional security measures are in effect not just in St. Petersburg, but also in Moscow where deputy mayor Maxim Liksutov said police patrols have increased, more spot checks are being carried out and police use dogs to sniff out possible explosives. 'War has been declared against us' The measures that ordinary people can see are only the "tip of the iceberg," said Sergei Goncharov, president of the Association of Veterans of the Alfa Anti-Terror Unit. "Of key importance now is the covert intelligence work done by security services in order to uncover the terrorists' accomplices and prevent more attacks," said Goncharov. Kirill Yankov, chairman of the non-governmental organization, Passenger Union, holds a similar view, and in an interview with Kommersant he explained that no matter how much one increases the number of police in the metro, it's not possible to check everyone. "Of far greater effect is the work that we cannot see - covert intelligence operations, work in social networks, and etc.," said Yankov. When asked for how long increased security measures will continue, Goncharov said that essentially they should always be in effect. "At a time when a war has been declared by extremists against us and the whole civilized world, it would be wrong to say that we can relax in a few days or weeks," Yankov said. "We should always be on our guard."

04 апреля, 18:17

The second bomb: How St. Petersburg metro was cleared of explosives

Russia’s second city witnessed a deadly terror attack at 14:40 on Monday, April 3. An unidentified person set off a homemade explosive device inside a metro train carriage in the tunnel between Tekhnologichesky Institut and Sennaya Ploshchad stations. This was the not the only target though, and it soon become clear there was more than one bomb on St. Petersburg’s metro and that the same terrorist, or an accomplice, was responsible. A second device was found in the entrance hall of Ploshchad Vosstaniya station, and it was discovered even before the explosion at Tekhnologichesky Institut. He defused the bomb and saved lives The authorities were made aware of an unattended bag on the platform of Ploshchad Vosstaniya station about nine minutes before the explosion at Tekhnologichesky Institut station, according to St. Petersburg news site Fontanka. The device inside the bag was camouflaged – the terrorist had placed the explosive in the casing of a five-liter fire extinguisher. Presumably, a photo of a neutralized bomb at the metro station 'Ploshchad Vosstaniya'. / Photo: Russian Archives/Global Look Press "Inside the extinguisher bomb was about one kilo of explosive  and a couple of kilograms of ball bearings which, to increase the force and impact of the blast, had been set in foam insulation," a law enforcement source told Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper. The bomb, which consisted of two blocks of TNT, a detonator, and shrapnel in the form of ball bearings, turned out to be three times as powerful as the one that exploded at the other station. The story of how it was defused has not yet been confirmed, but there’s talk of a heroic Russian National Guardsman (member of a recently created federal security body with a broad range of powers and its own internal troops –RBTH) singlehandedly deactivating the device. Train car, where the explosion took place. / Photo: Russian Archives/Global Look Press "Here's what happened. Yesterday the explosive device was deactivated by a member of the Russian National Guard who did not wait for the arrival of trained experts. At Ploshchad Vosstaniya station. So he saved not only himself but also an enormous number of civilians," writes Mysh v ovoshchnom (a username that roughly translates as "Mouse in a Greengrocer's Shop") on Telegram. Odd details The media are saying that judging by footage from security cameras, the two bombs – the one that went off and the one that was deactivated – were brought into the metro by the same person. But the odd fact remains that the terrorist abandoned the more powerful bomb and, according to one of the theories being considered, blew himself up inside the train car with the lesser device. Anonymous Telegram account Karaulny ("Sentinel") gave the following explanation: "The extinguisher bomb was fitted with a timer...while in the train car the bastard set off the device manually. That is why the large bomb was left behind and the small one was taken onto the train car as a 'backpack'." But the route chosen by the terrorist – if it was one person – is still puzzling. The stations are some distance away from each other and are on different sides of the city and on different lines. "Doesn't it seem to you an excessively complicated route to have taken?" writes an anonymous commentator on Telegram. Read more: Russia’s security services face a new type of terrorism