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DOMODEDOVO (Moscow region), May 17 (Itar-Tass) —— Russian President Vladimir Putin visited the international training centre under the Interpol auspices and the training centre of peacekeepers here on Thursday. Both centres worked at the All-Russian Institute of Advanced Training for officers of the Russian Interior Ministry.
At the international training centre the president accompanied by acting Interior Minister Rashid Nurgaliyev visited the training compound. Putin was showed how the Interpol database works, permitting the police from various countries to cooperate urgently. In the presence of the president employees of the centre entered the name of a hypothetical suspect in the computer and just in a minute received the answer with his full biography, photos, fingerprints, the information, whether this person is on the wanted list and subject to arrest.
“Before the requests for similar information were answered within a month, now we share the information in the online mode,” the employees of the centre said, noting that all Interpol members are connected with a centre in Lyon through the common database.
Putin asked how many people already passed the training courses at the centre. They said that over 7,000 policemen, including over 400 foreign policemen, are taking training courses in Domodedovo.
The training centre of peacekeepers has trained over 1,500 police officers, including those from the border service. The centre was established in March 2000, after the situation in Kosovo had deteriorated, when it became clear that such specialists are needed.
“The training courses are given on the foreign languages. The working languages are English and French,” a representative of the training centre said.
The president took a look in the classroom, where a lesson was given to find the level of knowledge and language skills. Two Botswana citizens were among the students. Putin asked if they are satisfied with training. “Yes, we like it here,” one of them said in English.
The educational program of the training centre fully meets the training standards of UN peacekeepers. The training is given on original educational materials, which are developed by the specialists of UN and OSCE educational structures and the All-Russian Institute of Advanced Training of officers in the Russian Interior Ministry.