MIA will spend on surveillance for rallies 65 million.

The Ministry of interior published on the public procurement portal tender for the supply of equipment to monitor the rallies. Total amount of the six “hardware and software mobile systems to transmit high-definition video, photos and data in real time from the place of holding mass events” is almost 65 million.

As follows from documentation technique before June 1, 2016 must obtain the General authority for combating extremism of the interior Ministry, as well as the Centers for counteraction of extremism of the Voronezh and Belgorod regions. By July 1, the instrument should be placed in the Centers to combat extremism in the North Caucasus Federal district and Dagestan in Sverdlovsk region.

Mobile complex should be equipped with a digital video camera, which allows you to shoot video with a resolution of at least 1920×1080, according to the materials of the tender. The resolution of the matrix camera must be at least of 3.09 megapixels. The camera has to be able to 20 times to approach the subject without losing image quality.

The complex is equipped by the host server 4-core processor with a frequency of at least 3 GHz, with support for 32 GB of RAM and with a minimum bandwidth of 25 gigabits per second. In addition, the server must have 2 hard drives in terabytes each. Separately in the documentation spelled out the characteristics of the media server: it needs to simultaneously receive at least 4 incoming streams, in parallel, to implement the video display and recording, and demonstrate at the same time at least 10 streams.

In the documentation of the tender specified codec for HD transmission of TV image quality and the mobile router with an external modem, which must distribute the Internet on Wi-Fi, to provide a secure connection and can operate in temperatures from -40° to +65°C.

In the complex of the equipment for monitoring events includes hidden video camera, which resolution not less than 600 TV lines (this permission typically produce cameras for CCTV that are installed at the entrances to the houses) and three small video cameras (one color and two black and white) that can be masked. Included with these cameras are several types of camouflage, e.g., “brooch”, “icon “button jacket”, “denim button”, “screw” and “rivet bag”.

One mobile complex equipped with three digital cameras, a host and media server, codec for transmission of a television signal, a modem three terminals for the transmission of television image quality, two routers and one set for covert surveillance.

In the Ministry of internal Affairs failed to timely respond to a request for the purchase.

The law enforcement source notes that the interior Ministry is now using special equipment to monitor mass actions, but now the Agency is buying more advanced equipment. So far the rallies to see the staff of the Centre on counteraction to extremism, which remove activists on a portable video camera, another source close to the Ministry of internal Affairs.

Bidders must provide the license of FSB to work with special equipment designed for “secret information”. The winners have over a year to repair the equipment under warranty.

Documentation for the competition signed by Sergey Gorelik, earlier holding a post of the Deputy chief of Department of organization of logistics of logistics Department of the Ministry of internal Affairs. According to “Izvestia”, in 2013 it attracted the attention of the Metropolitan Department of the TFR who carried out pre-investigation checks on the purchase of software for Informatization of the Ministry of interior at inflated prices. Gorelik was dismissed, on his return to the structure of the Ministry of internal Affairs have not been reported. In a press-Department service are unable to clarify what the post is now Gorelik.

On behalf Gorelik on the portal of public procurement have recently been placed several tenders that announced the Central apparatus of the Ministry of internal Affairs.

Videos were one of the main evidence of the prosecution on the case of riots on Bolotnaya square on 6 may 2012. Many of the defendants in this case were arrested after being caught in the camera lens. The investigation then took shots from the media and those records that were found on YouTube, but the operative footage is almost never used TFR, reminiscent of lawyer Sergei adamsin defending the defendant in the “Bolotnaya case” Mary Baronova. According to Badamshina, the defense had a lot of claims to these records: for example, examination of the Investigative Committee found that part of the video was completed, however, investigators still used these records as evidence.