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Celebrating the Day of the Airborne troops in the capital goes without violating public order incidents

August 2 2007
17:41

Compared with last year, the number of "blue berets", celebrate their professional holiday, much less. A small incident with a group of marines came to Moscow on the Crimean bridge, where several dozen people tried to block the roadway, but the operational actions of police officers, this attempt was foiled. "There are no other serious accidents, we have not detected.

Traditional places where the "blue berets", is the Park of Culture and Rest named after Maxim Gorky, "Sokolniki", "Izmailovo", "Kuzminki, Poklonnaya Hill, and the territory of the REC.

Currently in Gorky Park is located about 500 paratroopers. Many of them have already taken a fair share of alcohol and traditionally bathe in the fountains. Already in the morning in Gorky Park began to gather the paratroopers of different ages, some came with their families. The park has virtually no regular visitors, and rides are not working. Despite the prohibition on the sale of alcoholic beverages and beer in the park and nearby subway stations, many of the "blue berets" sneaking along as beer and strong drinks. According to witnesses, between paratroopers arise periodically fights, which, however, immediately stopped by police and riot police. To ensure public safety during the celebration of the Airborne Forces in the Russian capital to attract about three thousand police officers and servicemen of internal troops.

Besides Moscow, the day is widely celebrated as VDV in St. Petersburg, Ryazan, Tula and Pskov. In total, according to the Russian Interior Ministry in ensuring public order throughout the country involving about 10 thousand police officers. Reports Newsinfo.ru.

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