Female suicide bombers planning to smuggle explosives aboard an airplane in hand cream were thwarted on the eve of the 2014 Sochi Olympics, a top Russian official said.
Deputy Foreign Minister Oleg Syromolotov spoke about the purported terrorist attack on Monday.
"There had been major terrorist threats, including a terrorist attack against a plane," Syromolotov told the Tass news agency. "The operation was carried out in four countries by five secret services. On the eve of the Olympics, all plotters involved were detained in Austria and in France."