Two explosions have been reported April 3, 2017, on the underground metro system, on the blue line, in the Russian city of St Petersburg.
It occurred as Russian President Vladimir Putin was in the city holding a meeting with the President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko.
The blast happened at 2.30 pm local time.
Three metro stations have now been closed, local media report.
Fourteen people were killed during two explosions on the line.
I had just been reading early, early this morning of how Mark Twain used "St. Petersburg" for "Hannibal, Missouri," in his Mysterious Stranger story regarding the Devil's name being "44." (4/4 = April 4.)
Update by Red Dirt Report:
One hundred years ago, on April 3, 1917, much was going on in Petrograd (aka "St. Petersburg - and later Leningrad) "Lenin returns to Russia with the assistance of the German government. On arrival he delivers a speech at Finland Station, which forms the basis of the April Theses."
And from today's New York Times, about Lenin's return and the April Theses: "He detailed this new approach in his 'April Theses,' but had to fight hard to persuade the Bolshevik party. Denounced by some for turning his back on accepted Marxist doctrine, Lenin would quote Mephistopheles from Goethe’s Faust: 'Theory, my friend, is gray, but green is the eternal tree of life.' An early supporter was the feminist Alexandra Kollontai. She, too, rejected compromise because, she believed, none was possible. Source.