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Rewards Offered For Info On Church Attacks, Explosives Cache In Tatarstan

The government of Russia's Republic of Tatarstan has announced rewards for information related to preparations for possible terrorist acts and recent arson attacks against Orthodox churches.

Tatarstan's government said that 1 million rubles ($30,150) will be given for information related to those behind significant amounts of handmade explosives that were found in the city of Tuban Kama and in the Aleksei district last month.

A separate reward of 1 million rubles was announced for information related to the November arson attacks against four Orthodox churches in Tatarstan.

Investigators have classified the attacks as vandalism and arson, but Tatarstan's prosecutor-general insists they should be investigated as terrorism.

Based on reporting by RIA Novosti and Interfax