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Cossack formation, received a government grant of almost 33 million, were not involved for the protection of public order at the rally, which was held in early may, at Pushkin square in Moscow. About it reports “Interfax” with reference to the answer of the Prosecutor’s office of Moscow the Deputy of the state Duma Valery Rashkin, who had sent a request in connection with the actions of people in Cossack uniform on the opposition campaign.
“According to GU MVD of Russia in Moscow and MOCO (Moscow district Cossack society), may 5, 2018 to ensure the safety of citizens and the protection of public order, the members of the Cossack communities were not involved,” — said the Prosecutor’s office.
The document also reported on the provision of Cossacks grant “for preventive actions in the city of Moscow among persons engaged in vagrancy and begging, and the provision of homeless social support and assistance”. It was $ 32.6 million rubles. “Other agreements, contracts and state contracts between the Executive authorities of Moscow and MOKO was not”, — stressed in the Department.
Meanwhile, according to RBC, in 2016 the Moscow authorities have entered into with the Central Cossack army of 11 contracts, some of them was to train Cossacks “necessary knowledge and applied skills” for the security of mass events in the capital.
Opposition rally in question was held in Moscow on 5 may. In addition to the protesters there and the police came the people in Cossack uniforms. They behaved aggressively towards the audience and whipping protesters with whips. Later, the representatives of the municipality declared that the so-called Cossacks are not to the city authorities irrelevant.
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