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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Missing Russians Listed

One hundred and seventeen Russians were listed Sunday as missing following the terrorist attacks in the United States last week, according to the web site of the Russian Embassy in Washington.

The Russian Embassy said it is compiling the list at the web site in response to worried family members and friends who are bombarding the embassy with telephone calls after failing to contact loved ones believed to have been in the vicinity of the World Trade Center or Pentagon at the time of the attacks Tuesday.

No Russian citizens have been confirmed as missing or dead in the attacks.

Forty-one people who originally appeared on the list had been found by Sunday after they or their loved ones called the embassy to confirm their well-being.

But the number of names being added to the list was continuing to grow, from about 90 Saturday to the 117 on Sunday afternoon.

Russian officials are checking inquiries against the lists of dead and injured being released by U.S. authorities, the embassy said.

Officials at the Russian Embassy are also asking people who find their names on the list of missing persons to call the embassy's hot line at 1-202-298-5772 in Washington or the consulate general in New York at 1-212-348-1717 to assure their families and friends in Russia that they are safe.