The coronavirus pandemic has forced terrorists to increasingly go online and take isolation into account when recruiting. This was announced on October 20 in an interview with Rossiyskaya Gazeta by Deputy Secretary of the Security Council of Russia Yuri Kokov.
“The spread of radical attitudes in society due to the psychological consequences of widespread lockdowns, including depression, social isolation, loss of income sources and other factors, are becoming a breeding ground for their propaganda and recruiting activities,” he said.
According to Kokov, the pandemic, as well as the crisis phenomena caused by it in the society, provoked the emergence of new security threats.
Earlier, on September 22, Deputy Chairman of the Security Council of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev said that in 2019 the Russian special services managed to prevent 34 terrorist attacks on transport.