Russian security services detained Ilyas Kagirov, who is suspected of being the head of a group recruiting students for the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) terrorist group in St. Petersburg.
The group was working at the State Marine Technical University and had contacts in Syria, security sources said, NTV reported.
The ISIL Takfiri terrorists currently control shrinking swathes of Syria and Iraq. They have threatened all communities, including Shiites, Sunnis, Kurds, Christians, Ezadi Kurds and others, as they continue their atrocities in Iraq.
Senior Iraqi officials have blamed Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and some Persian Gulf Arab states for the growing terrorism in their country.
The ISIL has links with Saudi intelligence and is believed to be indirectly supported by the Israeli regime.