The Press Secretary for the President of Russia Dmitri Peskov said that the information provided by the US Central Intelligence Agency about an alleged terrorist attack planned in St. Petersburg «helped save many lives», during a phone conference on Monday. “It is a perfect example of bilateral cooperation in fight against terrorism. These are the standards we should follow, which also will set... Еще us on a further course”, added the Russian spokesperson from an undisclosed location. Russian President Vladimir Putin phoned US President Donald Trump on Sunday to express his gratitude for the information that the CIA provided and that prevented a terrorist attack in Saint Petersburg. On Friday, Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) announced that it had detained a cell of IS supporters in a special operation on December 13-14 that had planned to commit a terrorist attack in St. Petersburg by detonating explosive devices in crowded places.