Putin announced the creation of the National guard


Russian President Vladimr Putin on Tuesday at a meeting with the interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev, Federal drug control service head Victor Ivanov and the commander of Internal troops of the Ministry of internal Affairs Viktor Zolotov has declared that on the basis of Internal troops of the Ministry of internal Affairs is created the national guard.

This new Executive body, according to the President, be responsible for combating terrorism and organized crime.

“The decision is made, we create a new Federal body of Executive power on the basis of Internal troops of the Ministry of internal Affairs, create a National guard that will fight terrorism, organized crime, in close contact with the Ministry of internal Affairs will continue to perform the functions that were performed by the riot police, SWAT and so forth,” — said Putin.