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All measures taken to ensure security at Kazan Universiade

July 06, 2013, 9:05 UTC+3
The preparations for the major sport event have lasted four years
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MOSCOW, July 6 (Itar-Tass) - The Russian Interior Ministry and the Emergencies Ministry are ready to ensure security at the Universiade in Kazan.

The preparations for the major sport event have lasted four years, Interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev said. "We will try to ensure order on the proper level."

It is enough to say that the interior ministry force numbers more than 23,000 people, including 10,000 servicemen of the interior troops, he noted.

All the appropriate services are on alert this Saturday. All the preparations are made, such as reconnaissance and various examinations. Police are ready to hold the very responsible event, Kolokoltsev noted.

He did not reveal all the latest technologies used to prevent possible threats. "We have taken in service the highest technological models of equipment… Several security lines are used at Kazan Arena stadium. We have created such a structure that will allow us to minimize various risks of terrorist threats," he said.

Emergencies Ministry forces are also on alert for the period of the Universiade. The ministry's spokeswoman Irina Rossius told Itar-Tass that the corresponding order was signed by Minister Vladimir Puchkov.

Specialists of the ministry will be on duty at all the facilities that number more than 150, she said.

A main force of more than 2,000 people is formed to ensure security and deal with possible emergencies. They have almost 230 vehicles. The force is reinforced by a united group of 689 people, including specialists from the Emergencies Ministry's Volga regional centre and the main department for Tatarstan -- an operative group, mobile control stations, firefighters, rescuers and inspectors for small vessels. Helicopters of the ministry's rescue centres will be used to control the situation, Rossius said.




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