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    Putin Announces Creation of National Guard to Fight Terror, Organized Crime

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    Russia has created the National Guard, which is aimed to fight terrorism and organized crime on the basis of Interior Troops.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russian President Vladimir Putin announced on Tuesday the creation of the National Guard on the basis of Interior Troops to fight terrorism and organized crime.

    "The decision has been made, we are creating a new federal executive body on the basis of Interior Troops, the National Guard, which will carry out tasks on fight against terrorism, organized crime, in close contact with the Interior Ministry, will take over from OMON, SOBR, etc," Putin said at a meeting with Interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev, head of Federal Drug Control Service Viktor Ivanov and Commander of Interior Troops Viktor Zolotov.

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