Chairman of the USSR Council of Ministers and member of Politburo of the Communist Party's Central Committee Nikolai Ryzhkov (right) meeting with Interpol President Ivan Barbot (left) at the Moscow Kremlin, 1990.Boris Prihodko/RIA Novosti
The International Police Organization (Interpol) was created in 1923 in Vienna. It operates under the Chapter of 1956 and includes 190 countries.
The USSR joined Interpol on Sept. 27,
The main tasks of the bureau are the international exchange of information on criminal offenses and assisting requests made by international law enforcement organizations.
The bureau has 78 branches in Russia’s regions.
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