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MOSCOW, March 4 (Itar-Tass) — Some 36,500 people will ensure law and order during the presidential elections and elections to Moscow district municipalities on March 4, Itar-Tass learnt at the press service of the Moscow police.
“Around 36,500 people are involved in ensuring law and order during the Russian presidential elections and elections to Moscow district municipalities, including over 16,000 police officers, 2,000 cadets, over 4,000 private security men and 14,000 members of volunteers squads,” the press service said.
It noted that Moscow police were put on red alert from Thursday. To guide involved forces, Moscow authorities worked out a detailed plan and set up special headquarters, led by head of the Moscow police department Vladimir Kolokoltsev.
According to the press service, police officers will be on duty at every polling station. Besides, 2,300 road traffic policemen will be on duty to ensure safety of road traffic in areas of polling stations.
The so-called preventive measures were carried out by Moscow police on the eve of elections: the passport regime became more rigorous, and policemen inspect more frequently residential areas, dormitories, hotels and flats of citizens, put down on a special record.
Moscow police exercise increased control over important municipal facilities, including the Moscow Metro.
The press service of the Moscow Region police department told Tass that more than 13,000 policemen were involved additionally to ensure law and order during the Russian presidential elections and elections to local bodies of self-government. The police department said that control over operation of police officers at polling stations will be conducted online by the police situation centre.
Besides, policemen from neighbouring regions of Central Russia will be dispatched to the capital in connection with mass actions to be staged in Moscow on March 5.