The Russian apartment bombings were a series of explosions that hit four apartment blocks in the Russian cities of Buynaksk , Moscow and Volgodonsk in September , killing more than , injuring more than , and spreading a wave of fear across the country. The blasts hit Buynaksk on 4 September and in Moscow on 9 and 13 September. On 13 September, Russian Duma speaker Gennadiy Seleznyov made an announcement in the Duma about receiving a report that another bombing had just happened in the city of Volgodonsk. A bombing did indeed happen in Volgodonsk, but only three days later, on 16 September. Chechen militants were blamed for the bombings, but denied responsibility, along with Chechen president Aslan Maskhadov. A suspicious device resembling those used in the bombings was found and defused in an apartment block in the Russian city of Ryazan on 22 September.
The Russian apartment bombings were a series of explosions that hit four apartment blocks in the Russian cities of Buynaksk , Moscow , and Volgodonsk in September , killing people and injuring Several other bombs were defused in Moscow at the time. A similar bomb was found and defused in the Russian city of Ryazan on 23 September