Belarus began events to mark the Independence Day on July 3. Today — burial ceremony in the crypt of the Unknown Soldiers Memorial Church of All Saints with the participation of heads of state, on Saturday — a procession of veterans, mass celebrations and traditional big concert at the stela "Minsk — Hero City". Police translated into enhanced version of service, the Interior Ministry set up an operational headquarters situationally.
Protection order in the festivities will provide more than 14,000 police officers. Contingency reserves are formed. The area where you plan to hold functions, vegetable gardens mobile turnstiles, before starting her viewers examine sapper-pyrotechnic group input — only through security checkpoints with metal detectors. The head of the press service of the Internal Affairs of Minsk City Executive Committee Alexander Lastouski explain what caused these precautions:
"Burst 2008 is still not disclosed. From the police required 100% attention, skaardynavanastsi, attracting all the forces and capabilities. Regarding the ban sharps, if it is even nail scissors, why they are at high zgramazhenni people? Great large items is also not a place for a holiday. As for drinks, food — also to take with them is not worth it, since it will be organized by the Trade. "
With conventional cameras of the "soap box" will pass, but with a professional photo and video equipment — only with accreditation. Do not miss out and be drunk. A former intelligence officer Valery Kostka as rated by reason of extraordinary security measures:
"First of all, the memory of two years ago, an explosion that has so far not disclosed. Second, ahead of elections. Inside, we have no reason to worry that there is some kind of extremist groups operate. Perhaps, in these bodies have any information that something outside is preparing …
Or just a neurotic psychosis about the safety — these are the three options. "
For emergencies in eight clinics in Minsk reserved 530 beds. At public events will be 47 ambulances, 50 teams — in reserve. 449 doctors will be involved in the festivities. In a state of high alert — MOE. The head of the press service of the Internal Affairs of Minsk City Executive Committee Alexander Lastouski says it all should be prepared:
"After the explosion, so Independence Day, the police came already with renewed vigor, with experience, with new knowledge and skills. Now the police has become a completely different, I assure you, compared to what we were then. Now the police know how to act in emergency situations. God forbid, of course, but the police will be able to prevent. "
Valery Kostka said that tension was catching up on artificially:
"Themselves scare yourself pumped. And plus — to create the impression that the demand for these services is so huge. They also need to justify their existence. All these likely, internal voltage overhead. All this — Steps inadequate that real situation that exists. Sami injected themselves with fear and him fight. "
On Friday evening with the full participation of the President in the Church of All Saints held the reburial of the remains of unknown soldiers who died in World War II in 1812, on the first and second world wars. For several evenings of rehearsals ceremony attended by soldiers, and technology. And the people of East neighborhood and Uruchcha can not get home — the traffic changed from cannon volleys an alarm cars …