Kazan police have already switched to the enhanced mode of operation and conducts a complex of preventive measures.
(KZN.RU, May 6, Alina Berezhnaya). Over 1.5 thousand police officers and national guard troops will provide public order and security in Kazan on the day of the celebration of the 74th anniversary of the Great Victory. This number includes 700 policemen for the security of citizens during the “Immortal Regiment”. Alexander Mishchikhin, the head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia for Kazan, announced this today at the Business Monday.
Also, the traffic police officers and public assistants will monitor traffic safety during the action “Immortal Regiment”. The traffic will be blocked on the entire route of the participants.
A. Mishchikhin said that on May 9, all the sites for the celebrations and the territories adjacent to them will be examined 2 hours before the start of the celebrations using technical means and involving service dogs, surrounded by barrier fences. “Checkpoints equipped with metal detectors are provided for the admission of residents and guests of the city. In addition, special engineering structures and heavy vehicles will be installed to protect the sites of the celebrations”, said the head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia for Kazan.
Kazan police have already switched to an enhanced mode of operation and are conducting a set of preventive measures, said the head of the Moscow police department. Thus, special attention is paid to objects of transport, especially the subway. Every day officers with dogs inspect lobbies, platforms, pedestrian crossings and electric trains for the detection of explosive devices. Patrols bypass the territory every hour, underground pedestrian crossings, office space, platforms and station lobbies.
Officers of the patrol and inspection service of the police and traffic police are passing near the monuments of military glory, monuments and burial places of soldiers of the Great Patriotic War in order to prevent vandalism in Kazan. Municipal employees and employees of private security organizations are also involved in the protection of Victory Memorials.
Ilsur Metshin, the Mayor of Kazan, addressed the townspeople with a request to treat all preventive measures with understanding. “This is a common measure aimed at protecting public order and the safety of citizens and guests of the capital. This is the case when it is better to be safe than sorry”, concluded the Mayor.