In accordance with the Order number 190, signed by March 1, 2002 Interior Minister Boris Gryzlov, October 3 was the day of riot police (OMON — Special Purpose Detachment mobile previously — a special police squad).
The order states: "Groups of special police enforcement bodies were first created in accordance with the Order of Ministry of Internal Affairs of the USSR from October 3, 1988 number 0206 in the three republics of the former Soviet Union (Belarus, Ukraine, Kazakhstan) and 14 regions of the Russian Federation: including Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Bashkir ASSR, ATC Krasnodar, Krasnoyarsk Krai Executive Committee, Department of Internal Affairs of Voronezh, Irkutsk, Kuibyshev, Novosibirsk, Perm, Rostov, Sverdlovsk, Chelyabinsk oblast executive committees, the Moscow City Police, Mosoblispolkoma, Lenoblgorispolkomov) ».
SWAT — this police unit, the declared purpose of which — performing hazardous jobs in urban areas, including: the capture and elimination of armed criminals, armed support patrols the city police and traffic police roadblocks, ensuring the rule of law on mass public events.
OMON units also engaged to meet the challenges of security and safety in the "hot spots" on the territory of Russia.
As a rule, a unit of riot police are better armed than the usual police and employees are trained.
OMON units are the most mobile and professionally trained to act in emergency situations.
- Riot police. Photo armed-assault.de
Riot police provide law and order and public safety in the areas of disaster, carry out military cover-up of criminal groups, the police and other departments of the Interior in efforts to apprehend criminals, including armed, hostage rescue, combat terrorist crimes.
Today they celebrate their professional holiday.
- Vyacheslav Haustov police major general. Press and Information Office of Internal Affairs.
Congratulations riot police chief congratulated the SPC of the MOI of Russia in Moscow Police Major General Vyacheslav Haustov.