MilitsiyaBoris Kavashkin/RIA Novosti
This year almost all the Russian authorities will celebrate their centenary, as after the 1917 Revolution (Nov. 7 in the Gregorian calendar), most of those departments were established and still operate in one form or another.
Three days after the Revolution (Nov. 10) the commissar of internal affairs signed an order establishing the Worker’s Militsiya. Russia’s Militsiya was a self-organized, proletarian police force standing in opposition to the tsar’s professional police. The Militsiya guarded the rule of law until 2011 when it was renamed the police.
The “National Day of Police” is widely celebrated in Russia, and since the early
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