A former employee has set fire to two luxury cars belonging to his former boss.
The cars, a Maserati Quattro Porte and a BMW X6 were left in a guarded parking lot in central Moscow.
The fire was soon extinguished, but the cars were badly damaged. Both of them belonged to the editor-in-chief of Night Style magazine, Annettes Rudman.
Police arrested two Moldovans who were trying to escape the scene. Gloves, masks and an incendiary mix were found in their car, which was parked nearby. It later transpired that one of the men had worked as a bodyguard for Ms Rudman.
Since spring, there have been more than 100 cases of arson attacks on cars in Moscow. Earlier, an anarchist group claimed responsibility for a string of arson attacks and blasts targeting cars.
The anarchists in question are members of the Earth Liberation Front, which on an affiliated website claims to serve “as a source of inspiration in a society that values monetary wealth over the health of people, animals and the planet.”
Basically, the group is a decentralized cell of “eco-terrorists” who engage in what they term “economic sabotage and guerrilla warfare to stop the exploitation and destruction of the environment.”
Originating in the UK in 1992, the group is now an international movement with cells spread across North America and Europe.