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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

2 Jailed in Moscow Region Train Blast

The Moscow Regional Court on Tuesday sentenced two former defense industry workers to 18 and 19 years in prison for their role in the 2005 bombing of a Grozny-to-Moscow train.

Mikhail Klevachyov was sentenced to 19 years and Vladimir Vlasov to 18 years in a maximum-security prison after being convicted on terrorism charges for planting a homemade bomb on train tracks in the Moscow region. Forty people were injured in the June 2005 blast.

Investigators found nationalist books in the defendants' apartments.

Klevachyov worked in a defense industry enterprise before taking a job at a company that services bridges. Vlasov is a former employee of Moscow's Bochvar All-Russia Scientific Research Institute of Inorganic Materials, which develops nuclear fuel technology. Last month, the center's director was dismissed over violations in the storage and accounting of nuclear materials there.