Nikita Uvarov

The 14 year old Minecraft-”terrorists” of Russia

Denis Mikhaylenko and Nikita Uvarov

Kansk is a city with a population of 90 000 in Siberia, Russia. The
closest city with a million inhabitants is Krasnoyarsk, 250 kilometers
westwards. Two boys, who turned 15 years old last year, Nikita Uvarov
and Denis Mikhaylenko, have been in jail since last summer, accused of
plotting a terrorist attack. According to the charges, they were, among
other things, planning to build the headquarters of the Russian security
service FSB in Minecraft, and to blow it up there. During the Soviet
Era, the FSB had different names, the last before the disintegration of
the Soviet union being FSB.