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Will Russian police reforms be more than a name change?

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© RIA Novosti. David Burghardt
A new law on police reforms came into effect on March 1, 2011, giving the Interior Ministry until the end of the year to complete all of the necessary reforms and a whole new look. Reforms include retesting of the current police force, new uniforms, introducing politeness and changing the name from the soviet-era “militia” to the “police” more commonly accepted throughout the world.

A new law on police reforms came into effect on March 1, 2011, giving the Interior Ministry until the end of the year to complete all of the necessary reforms and a whole new look. Reforms include retesting of the current police force, new uniforms, introducing politeness and changing the name from the soviet-era “militia” to the “police” more commonly accepted throughout the world.