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From drones to Cossacks: unprecedented security measures taken in Sochi


The safety of athletes and guests of the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi will be provided by more than 100 thousand police officers, intelligence officers and military personnel, as well as the most modern equipment. RT correspondent Martin Andrews made sure that during the competition the Olympic capital will be the safest place on earth.

Air defense missiles, drones, complex sonar, capable of detecting submarines, high-speed patrol boats - all advanced weapons were launched to make Sochi one of the safest places on Earth.

At any international event, security is the number one issue. And at the 2014 Winter Olympics, they don't save on this. The city is surrounded by a dense ring, and no one - neither the residents, nor the guests, nor the staff - can get there without a special pass. At the same time, one of the main tasks is to avoid turmoil.

“Many athletes say that there was such a negative assessment of the press in their countries that some were afraid to go. But when they arrived, they saw what was happening here, then they had some kind of a shift in consciousness. Because they said one thing, but it turned out all wrong. The question is, why did they say that? Many have good impressions and precisely because there is little discomfort when going through various controls, ”said RT the Mayor of the Olympic Village and the champion of the Olympic Games in Turin-2006 Svetlana Zhurova.

The measures taken are not limited to tightening control and increasing the number of personnel of the security forces. The police are additionally trained on horseback patrols, which provide them with a better overview.

“Mounted police, it is more effective. When a large crowd of people, then the rider has an advantage over the walking policeman. He sits above, observes the whole territory, can coordinate other services, seeing the whole picture from above. If any unforeseen situations occur, the officers of the mounted police can assist the rest of the policemen to eliminate this situation, ”said the commander of the Moscow cavalry battalion Gennady Shimkus.

All measures taken, including assistance from the US authorities, are aimed at ensuring that the safety of local residents and guests is at an unprecedented high level.

Almost 500 Cossacks will also guard some Olympic facilities. In their traditional form - black high caps and coats with epaulets - they are ready to help the police.

“Historically, the Cossacks have always served, military service for the protection of the borders of the Russian Federation, or rather, the Russian Empire or the Russian state. And the peculiarity is that these are people who live exactly on this territory. They know the peculiarities of this territory, they know the people, the mentality, ”said the ataman of the Cossack troops of the city of Sochi, Valery Efremov.

Cossacks should help maintain a friendly atmosphere between people of different religions and cultures. They dont have weaponsthey can only stop the commission of illegal actions, calling the police and waiting for the authorities to arrive.

Recently, the number of service dogs, horses, policemen and Cossacks has sharply increased at the Black Sea resort, which means guests of the Olympiad and local residents are in safe hands. It is expected that thousands of policemen, security personnel and the military, whose purpose is to make these Olympics the safest in all history.
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  1. Name
    Name 6 February 2014 09: 09
    It doesn’t happen much, sometimes it’s not enough, but not this time. hi
    1. Luzhichanin
      Luzhichanin 6 February 2014 09: 56
      Yes, they did ... we’ve got it ... not only in Sochi and in the capital, almost every shopping center has metal detectors installed at the entrances, and the guards have grown many times, especially at the entrance ... the guards are often interested : spray cans, gas, or what other weapons of a color revolutionary are? fellow
      1. Luzhichanin
        Luzhichanin 6 February 2014 11: 22
        I’d also like to add an optimistic forecast from McCain: laughing
        Lighting the Olympic flame over the main Olympic arena in Sochi will serve as a spark for inciting conflict and chaos throughout the former bloody empire ... wassat
        1. oil industry workers in Kazakhstan will demand to pay gold parachutes to ordinary oil industry workers, and the gene. directors salary workers.
        2. Kyrgyz Osh will once again be outraged by the fact that Kyrgyz minerals are mined in mines of foreign companies, and are not a product of the life of the horse of his Kyrgyz Majesty.
        3. Tajiks will finally understand that Chinese locusts will not choke on the great fertility of Tajik lands and decide to study the natural selection of ... lands from the Celestial Celestial Empire.
        4. Uzbeks are beginning to realize that during the transit through their territory of NATO troops withdrawn from Afghanistan, the flowers of democracy will begin to sprout here and there, and, naturally, I will be very happy about this. and so that the flowers do not fade, they will begin to stock up on rakes, shovels, pitchforks, watering cans and other necessary equipment.
        5. The Turkmens will notice that they are very similar to the Turks and declare their leader the Sultan, and the state will be the Sultanate and will look forward to joining relatives, despite the intrigues of the pagans.
        6. Georgians will once again understand that Abkhazians and Ossetians also know how to sing and be very upset.
        7. Armenia and Azerbaijan will come to the conclusion that Karabakh has been captured by aliens. how can one not help friendly peoples in the fight against evil aliens.
        8. the descendants of the Latvian riflemen will decide not to interrupt the old-fashioned traditions and find their Lenin in Riga.
        9. The Lithuanian Minister of Defense once again confesses his love for NATO and will appeal to fellow citizens: It is necessary, so NATO!
        10. The Estonians finally realize that the Finns broke their record in the Guinness book and declare the Finns a sluggish war!
        11. Moldovan cockroaches will hold a referendum on secession from Moldova ... all food supplies!
        12. BelarusKali, offended by UralKali, will give all the fertilizers to the Chinese.
        13. The main two Russian problems: fools and roads, are finally realizing that Putin himself appointed them to this post.
        14. Western banderlogs under the vigilant gaze of the wise USA will destroy the banderlog jungle ... uh, as if they didn’t get to our jungle * for some reason the old sandbox thought * no, this is unlikely ... more than one monkey has left our hypnotic gaze * sends in Black Time a couple more boats with the eyes of the USA *.
  2. afire
    afire 6 February 2014 09: 12
    We wish all the athletes gold medals, victories and good mood!

    Group A
    RUS - SLO Feb 13 16:30
    RUS - USA Feb 15 16:30
    RUS - SVK Feb 16 12:00
  3. domokl
    domokl 6 February 2014 09: 12
    Let the Cossacks be)))))) In the West, the memory is not as short as ours and they perfectly remember their grandfathers and great-grandfathers in the first and second world wars.
    But now I am more amused by the fact that the Western media are promoting an intensely new problem, the hotels are not ready ... Poor tourists are resettled in others, and sometimes, this is where the horror for the Western shoe-maker is, to guest houses ... They were told that the hotel would be open 7 of February, but they arrived earlier, and here such embarrassment ... The Northern European media is simply choked with indignation ... laughing
    1. SibRUS
      SibRUS 6 February 2014 10: 08
      That's for sure! Yesterday, the main news was from Sochi: about how participants from Jamaica lost their sled along the way!
      Do not know? What will the American Marines run in biathlon? laughing
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    1. afire
      afire 6 February 2014 09: 23
      Zadolbali their anti-Olympic bullshit
      1. Alexander Romanov
        Alexander Romanov 6 February 2014 09: 25
        Quote: afire
        Zadolbali their anti-Olympic bullshit

        What kind of avatar he has, such and koment.
    2. 31231
      31231 6 February 2014 09: 25
      For the mentally retarded. Amount of advertising contracts: Sochi - 1,5 billion dollars; Vancouver - 1 billion bucks.
    3. domokl
      domokl 6 February 2014 09: 26
      But why convince? We are well aware that if suddenly an article is published that the money was invested in the creation of a new boat or an IFV there, there will always be a person who writes, And at that time children are starving in Golopupinsk.
      This is your opinion and we respect it. Although we believe that the ancient Romans were at 100? they are right when they said-Bread and SHOWS ... We can always cry. But we also want to see happiness in the eyes of people ... And we don’t know what else I want more ...
    4. Tersky
      Tersky 6 February 2014 09: 38
      Quote: Yves762
      Do not convince, but IMHO like this:

      Well, since it’s without shit, it’s how you DO NOT BE convinced otherwise, but in your opinion - IT must be present.
      1. Yves762
        Yves762 6 February 2014 10: 09
        And how much could one build for the same money, for example, of state-of-the-art refineries? And for the cordon to drive sensible fuel and lubricants for hard currency, at the same time and merging? Al poor domestic tourists robbing will be more profitable?
        1. Tersky
          Tersky 6 February 2014 10: 28
          Quote: Yves762
          And how much could one build for the same money, for example, of state-of-the-art refineries?

          Reread the title of the article, I will not talk about the article itself. Maybe then you will understand why you have got minuses ..
          1. Yves762
            Yves762 6 February 2014 10: 39
            Quote: Tersky
            Reread the title of the article, I will not talk about the article itself. Maybe then you’ll understand why you’ve got minuses

            X .......... n with them !!!! (the number of dots displays the length) The propaganda was just wildly tired ...
            1. Wedmak
              Wedmak 6 February 2014 10: 57
              Just wildly fed up with propaganda ...

              Whose propaganda? Russian? That is, the US propaganda, to which the Russian still grow and grow, is more valuable to you?
            2. 31231
              31231 6 February 2014 14: 23
              ahhh, well now it’s clear that this toad is strangling you?
        2. Serg65
          Serg65 6 February 2014 10: 52
          Quote: Yves762
          And how much could one build for the same money, for example, of state-of-the-art refineries? And for the cordon to drive sensible fuel and lubricants for hard currency, at the same time and merging? Al poor domestic tourists robbing will be more profitable?

          The debt of the Russians on the mortgage is 2 trillion rubles, why aren’t you tearing your head hair out of this ???
  5. Vitaly Anisimov
    Vitaly Anisimov 6 February 2014 09: 23
    Yes, our special services have their own "olympiad" I wish you guys that you all take "medals" and not even the smallest one won’t go to the scum wishing to spoil this world holiday of Peace and Sports!
  6. 31231
    31231 6 February 2014 09: 23
    The faces have already caught one of our Gaer. For a ruble, he launched a car into a prohibited territory. Now the shoulder straps will probably be ripped off and the case will be started.
  7. VadimSt
    VadimSt 6 February 2014 09: 29
    Quote: Yves762
    Do not convince, but IMHO like this:

    Is that your grandmother? It’s a shame if you don’t help your relatives! So, it is better to set aside conscious trolling.
  8. vjatsergey
    vjatsergey 6 February 2014 09: 39
    Oh, it’s not without reason that two US ships entered the Black Sea, they will do a dirty trick! It would be necessary not to compulsively (but rather compulsively) squeeze them from there.
  9. Galinanp
    Galinanp 6 February 2014 09: 43
    Recently, the Black Sea resort has increased the number of service dogs, horses cops and cossacks ...
    Well, here the author surpassed everyone and everything, he opened a new biological line.
  10. leks
    leks 6 February 2014 09: 44
    I’m all impatient from the Olympic Games, I wish all athletes golden results, but so that our flag is often higher than others at the award ceremony.
    And you guys are those who will monitor the safety of games, not a feather or a feather, let everything go to the highest level.
  11. 020205
    020205 6 February 2014 09: 44
    Quote: Yves762
    Do not convince, but IMHO like this:

    This is probably the photo from classmates where grandmother thinks a trifle for one potato. And where is the pearl about the fact that if you distribute money from the Olympics to each Russian, then it will work out 4 million rubles? We got the demotivators
  12. dmitrich
    dmitrich 6 February 2014 09: 48
    Quote: Alexander Romanov
    What is his avatar, such and koment

    it looks like that.
  13. Sochi
    Sochi 6 February 2014 09: 52
    Yesterday we ran around our streets with a twinkle, so even the sewer manholes and storms were foamed ... The attics and basements were sealed, all the foreigners were expelled, for once the locals were sweeping the city. And of course, the police are immeasurable, everyone checks their documents in a row, at the train stations they shake everyone regardless of age and nationality. I have never seen such a thing anywhere.
    1. leks
      leks 6 February 2014 10: 03
      Hi Sochi!
      And you will not see more))))
      You answer me a question such as How the city of Sochi has changed, what do you say !?
      1. Sochi
        Sochi 6 February 2014 10: 50
        Let's just say - the facade was kicked, the rest was left as is. In the city at least it became clean. Yes, and calmer, now the gopot on the streets is invisible.
  14. shitovmg
    shitovmg 6 February 2014 09: 58
    Let these 100 thousand also receive their medals, although the very last! Their medals will also be Olympic gold !!!
  15. PValery53
    PValery53 6 February 2014 10: 13
    Success to the Olympic Games in Sochi 2014!
    1. AVV
      AVV 6 February 2014 20: 11
      Quote: PValery53
      Success to the Olympic Games in Sochi 2014!

      And most importantly, the victory of our Olympic team !!! And to all our athletes in the individual events !!!
  16. konvalval
    konvalval 6 February 2014 10: 26
    Firstly, our athletes take all the medals. Secondly, security, so that no one would even think of spoiling the holiday. Thirdly, once again to prove to the whole incomprehensible world that we are better than any Europeans and we don’t need to be in any Europe, and so we are better than all.
  17. Altona
    Altona 6 February 2014 10: 33
    He sent a parcel with Olympic mascots to his girlfriend in Munich: Bear, Bunny ... The German customs opened and checked ... Never checked before ... Sotschi-Bär and Sotschi-Hasen they call them there ... laughing
  18. kare
    kare 6 February 2014 10: 41
    With such protection and control, I think, in principle, a terrorist attack is not possible. "They" had only one chance, and that was the laying, initially during the construction of the complex.
  19. shelva
    shelva 6 February 2014 12: 01
    Cossacks - that’s right - remember the Cossacks in Paris.
    I hope such security measures do not apply to all of Russia, otherwise there will be no one to work.
  20. Kolyan 2
    Kolyan 2 6 February 2014 12: 02
    And what is it there pi --- they helped, who knows?
    1. APASUS
      APASUS 6 February 2014 20: 00
      Quote: Kolyan 2
      And what is it there pi --- they helped, who knows?

      There is an agreement between support specialists and 2 vessels under the American flag rubs off the coast. Well, it seems to me more ponty clumsy !!!
      Like, without us, Russians cannot even guard the Olympics, well, the whole crap glorifying itself in the eyes of the world community!
  21. 020205
    020205 6 February 2014 12: 28
    Quote: Kolyan 2
    And what is it there pi --- they helped, who knows?

    Like 2 ships in the neutral waters of the Black Sea dangling them them
  22. Salavatsky Ministry of Emergency Situations
    Yesterday, from our city, went down to Sochi to reinforce 30 firefighters with standard equipment. In the appendage they were loaded with tents and, as it is not funny, with stoves for the heating of these tents. But they did not give firewood to them, probably they will be given to Sochi. It turns out that our firefighters will live in tents somewhere behind the fences so that foreigners will not see them. Madhouse.
  23. Aljavad
    Aljavad 6 February 2014 20: 00
    It's a shame just to read about "Cossacks in a coat with epaulets." It's like a "sportsman in colored underpants and special shiblets." Their hats are called "papakha" and "coat" - overcoat, or - "Circassian" (among the Kuban people).
  24. stranik72
    stranik72 6 February 2014 20: 13
    Yesterday I could still criticize much of what is connected with the Olympics from today, a taboo, I am a fan of Russia and wish all of us only victory.
  25. kelevra
    kelevra 6 February 2014 20: 52
    Such measures have never been superfluous! Brothers Cossacks, the Siberian Cossack army with you!