Tourist police to be formed at the Caucasus
Vladimir Putin, the Russian Federation President, has given a commission to the Government to present, by January 1, 2013, their propositions on the ensuring of the tourism cluster security in the southern part of Russia.
According to Natalya Platonova, the press secretary of the President’s plenipotentiary representative in the region, the authorities have already started the development of a security concept; there are pilot projects in the regions; the «Safe city» program has been launched in 15 cities of the North Caucasian Federal District, Krasnodar Krai, and Adygea; more than 2.8 thousand video surveillance cameras have been installed.
Representatives of local authorities have made a suggestion to enhance the security with the help of tourist police's establishment.
The tourist police idea came into being six years ago. It was supported by the Federal Tourism Agency, and a working group flied to Egypt to adopt the practices of the local agency. After that there were plans to study the work of the similar service in Jordan, but the project found no additional support from the Russian authorities.
English translation BSN
Adapted from Yuga
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