Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Slovaks also among the injured after blast at Moscow airport

Slovaks are among those injured in a bomb explosion at Moscow's Domodedovo Airport on Monday afternoon, according to unconfirmed information obtained by the Slovakia's Foreign Affairs Ministry.

Slovaks are among those injured in a bomb explosion at Moscow's Domodedovo Airport on Monday afternoon, according to unconfirmed information obtained by the Slovakia's Foreign Affairs Ministry.

The Foreign Affairs Ministry's spokesman, Ľuboš Schwarzbacher, told the TASR newswire that an employee of a Slovak consulate in Moscow has gone to the scene of the incident.

"We're in contact with Russian authorities and we're monitoring the situation," he said.

Slovak actors Ľuboš Kostelný and Zuzana Fialová were reported to have been at the airport at the time of the blast.

"We were near the explosion, it threw Zuzka on the ground," Kostelný told TASR, adding that she is not seriously injured.

He said that the explosion took place shortly upon their arrival in Moscow.

The bomb blast at the airport's arrivals section killed more than 30 people and some 130 were injured. The suicide bomber is thought to have been from the northern Caucasus, TASR wrote.

Top stories

They reported corruption at the Foreign Ministry. Now they receive an award

The tenth year of the White Crow award, celebrating young people and activists who break prejudices and go against the tide.

White Crow award laureates

Blog: Slovakia’s time to shine is now

People may be able to recognise Slovakia’s neighbouring countries through associations with food, drinks, beautiful cities or well-known political events. But Slovakia remains very much "hidden".

Bratislava Castle

The day that changed the Tatra mountains for good Photo

The windstorm damaged 12,000 hectares of woods on November 19, 2004.

Tatras after the 2004 calamity

Smer follows a downward trend but may escape oblivion

What does the defeat in regional elections mean for the future of Slovakia’s strongest party?

“How could it be a fiasco when a political party wins most councillors among all parties?” asks PM Robert Fico.