ST. PETERSBURG, May 23 (RAPSI, Mikhail Telekhov) – The Nevsky District Court of St. Petersburg has detained two citizens of Tajikistan suspected of recruiting new members for ISIS, a terrorist organization banned in Russia, for two months, RAPSI learned in St. Petersburg Main Investigations Directorate of Russia's Investigative Committee.

According to investigators, the suspects, born in 1984 and 1985, worked at Sennoy Market, a historic grocery market in Saint Petersburg, and abetted people to join the Islamic State (ISIS). They were arrested on May 20.

Weapons, religious literature, attributes and documents important for investigation have been seized during the searches conducted in their apartments.

The Islamic State is currently one of the major threats to global security. Over three years, these terrorists have managed to seize large areas of Iraq and Syria. The organization is also attempting to spread its influence to North Africa – particularly, Libya. The area controlled by ISIS covers up to 90,000 square kilometers.