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Do Russian police have S.W.A.T. teams or an equivalent to it?
July 08, 2013 5:15PM
Yes they doo, here is a short copy from wikipedia : OMON (Russian: Отряд мобильный особого назначения; Otryad Mobilniy Osobogo Naznacheniya, Special Purpose Mobile Unit) (ОМОН) is a generic name for the system of special units of Politsiya (police) within the Russian and earlier the Soviet MVD (Ministry of Internal Affairs).
As of 2012, there is an OMON unit in every oblast of Russia, as well as in many major cities; for example, there is an OMON unit within the Moscow City police department, and two separate units within Moscow Oblast police department. OMON also continues to exist inBelarus and some other post-Soviet territories following the dissolution of the Soviet Union.