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Today - Militia Day

November 10 2008

Day of the Russian police stated on Monday. On the eve of a meeting with members of the families of the deceased members of the MUP, marking the Day of the militia, the head of department, Rashid Nurgaliyev reported that nearly 1.9 thousand police officers and servicemen of internal troops of the Interior Ministry were killed in the line of duty over the past 14 years. "The names of those who gave their lives to the end of his duty to the Fatherland, will remain forever in our hearts. For the period from 1995 1000 689 police officers and 172 servicemen of internal troops, to perform the feat, forever recorded in the lists of the personnel of their units, "- said Nurgaliyev.

According to him, these officers were killed in clashes with criminals, and during counter-terrorist activities in the North Caucasus region of Russia. According to the MOI, in 2008, 2,615 police officers and military explosives were awarded orders and medals for their courage and dedication in the line of duty. Five were awarded the title Hero of Russia, four of them - posthumously. Employees of the Interior Ministry in the first ten months of 2008 stopped the activity of more than 9,000 leaders and active members of organized criminal groups, revealed more than 1.3 million crimes. These figures were announced at a solemn meeting of the central governing apparatus of the Interior Ministry, devoted to Day of the militia.

As the website of the Interior Ministry, during the same period of 2007, internal affairs bodies was uncovered 1.38 million crimes. In addition, according to the Interior Ministry, for all of 2007 was suppressed the activity of 11,5 thousand of participants OPG, which were unmasked in the commission of more than 33 thousand of grave and especially grave crimes. According to Nurgaliyev, for the first nine months of 2008, law enforcement officers uncovered, in particular, more than 364 thousands of crimes under the category of grave and especially grave. In this case, more than one-third increase - compared to the same period last year - crime-solving previous years (64.4 thousand). Also from the beginning, it was revealed more than 33,000 crimes committed by organized groups or criminal networks.

For comparison: for the entire year of 2007 was 34.8 thousand uncovered similar crimes, more than 15% higher than in 2006. "For the first nine months of this year investigating criminal cases for more than 19 thousands of crimes related to illicit arms trafficking. The growth of solved crimes of this type recorded in virtually all the federal districts," - noted the Minister. In addition, since the beginning, law enforcement authorities of Russia have revealed more than 380,000 economic crimes, including more than 18,000 tax crimes.

Almost all of them (96,9%) identified by members of the Interior. "The work of internal affairs bodies always the focus of public attention. Militia - a strong state institutions, and so he should be, in fact: the higher the prestige of the Interior, the greater authority of the law and the more faith in the justice of the ordinary citizen. We must always remember this" - said Nurgaliyev, RIA News .

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