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By David Ganezer
Observer Staff Writer 

Man Filmed Firebombing The Kremlin in Moscow

It is easy to assume that this man was protesting the Russian invasion of Ukraine, but that is not certain.

 

March 25, 2022

Man Filmed Firebombing The Kremlin in Moscow

In an act of sheer courage or perhaps stupidity, a man was filmed throwing a Molotov cocktail against the wall of the Kremlin in Moscow. "Kremlin" is Russian for "Fortress." Traditionally every major city had a Kremlin. Today, the Moscow Kremlin is the site of the Russian Federal Government, including the Duma or parliament, the Russian President and the Russian high court.

It is easy to assume that this man was protesting the Russian invasion of Ukraine, but that is not certain. He wore no mask and did not obscure his face.

A Molotov cocktail, also known as a petrol bomb, gasoline bomb, bottle bomb, poor man's grenade, fire bomb (not to be confused with a fire bomb), fire bottle or just Molotov, sometimes shortened as Molly, is an improvised incendiary weapon. It is made by filling a glass bottle with flammable substances. In use, a fuse attached to the bottle is lit and the bottle is thrown, shattering on impact and spreading its burning contents.

Because of the relative ease of production, Molotov cocktails have been used by criminals, rioters, football hooligans, urban guerrillas, terrorists, irregular soldiers, or even regular soldiers short on equivalent military-issue weapons.

 
 

Reader Comments(1)

Anya writes:

easy to write off as stupidity if your government isn’t bombing your children, grandchildren and parents living in Ukraine.

 
 
 

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