Putin Submits Draft Law on National Guard to Russian Parliament

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Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday submitted draft legislation on creation of the National Guard in the country to the lower house of parliament, the State Duma, the Kremlin said.

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Russian National Guard to Ensure Order, Security at Public Events, Rallies
MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Putin announced earlier on Tuesday the creation of the National Guard on the basis of Interior troops tasked with the fight against terrorism and organized crime in the country.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov later stressed that the National Guard, in coordination with police, will also maintain law and order at any mass public events, including unauthorized protests.

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