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3 hours ago, Dave Danner said:

Canine Training/Service Center of the Ministry of the Interior administration in Ulyanovsk Oblast.

 

Head: Police Lt.Col. Vitalii Valerievich Mikhailiuk

Hi,

muchos Gracias. Is the Ministry of the interior like the new NKVD?

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12 hours ago, Chris Boonzaier said:

Hi,

muchos Gracias. Is the Ministry of the interior like the new NKVD?

More or less. The NKVD was split into the MVD and MGB after World War II. The MGB (later KGB) ran the secret police and foreign intelligence, while the MVD handled the regular police, internal security troops, prisons (including the Gulag), and other internal security matters. It also ran the psychiatric hospitals which were effectively political prisons. 

 

After the collapse of the USSR, the Russian Federation's MVD continued most of this (hospitals had been transferred to the Ministry of Health when their use as political prisons was ended), but in 2016, Putin placed the internal security troops and a few other "elite" formations like SOBR and OMON into a National Guard of Russia under his personal control. So the current MVD is mostly regular police, criminal and drug investigations, passport control, and prison guards.

 

By the way, is it me, or does LTC Mikhailiuk look like a bald Jeremy Renner?

 

320px-Jeremy_Renner_3,_2013.jpg

 

 

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4 hours ago, Chris Boonzaier said:

He doubles as Renner in his dreams... and as this guy in his memories 😉

 

 

Weird Internet discovery of the day: apparently, Lt. Col. Mikhailiuk is not only a senior police official, but also, with his wife, an amateur photographer.

 

https://www.shutterstock.com/g/OLGAMIKHAILIUK

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