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MOSCOW, December 31 (Itar-Tass) —— Over 275,000 policemen and servicemen of the Russian Interior Troops will ensure security during the New Year and Christmas holidays in Russia, the main public order protection department of the Russian Interior Ministry told Itar-Tass on Sunday.
The police reported that over 22,000 New Year events will be held on the New Year night from December 31 to January 1 in Russia. “About 7.5 million people will attend the festivities, over 128,000 policemen will ensure security,” the main public order security department said.
The New Year tree parties for children are traditionally held during the New Year holidays. Over 54,000 New Year and Christmas festive events are scheduled in Russia, according to preliminary estimates, over 41 million people will be participating in them.
“Over 275,000 policemen and servicemen of the Russian Interior Troops will ensure the public order and security of people during the holidays. Tougher security measures will be in effect on Christmas, when hundreds of thousands of believers will come to the churches to celebrate one of the main church holidays,” the department said.
The police will also ensure security for children travelling from the regions to the New Year events in Moscow. The police will be put on round-the-clock duty at the residence places of children. The policemen will be assigned from the units for adolescent affairs to escort the groups of children in the tours for the festivities.