The bomb which was exploded near Rizhskaya Metro Station, had power of one kilogram of trotyl, said one of the special service officers to a PRAVDA.Ru reporter on the explosion scene. The officer did not want his name to be revealed.
The office of PRAVDA.Ru is located 300 meters from Rizhskaya Metro Station - the explosion scene, and the PRAVDA.Ru employees heard the explosion from the office, and could estimate that its power could be of one kilogram of trotyl. For this reason, we disagree with the version of some media on explosion of the tank of an Audi motor car being in the parking lot near Krestovsky department store.
In addition, the PRAVDA.Ru reporter who came back to the office from the tragedy scene, strongly disagrees with the estimation of a representative of the Ministry on Emergencies reported by RIA-Novosti that the explosion happened at 08:17 pm. In fact, the explosion happened at about 08:05 pm. This information was confirmed by another reporter of PRAVDA.Ru who was entering Rizhskaya Metro Station when the explosion happened.