Vladimir Kolokoltsev met with the families of officers who had died in the line of duty

Today at the MIA of Russia, the Minister of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation, General of the Police of the Russian Federation Vladimir Kolokoltsev, met with the families of officers who had died while performing official duties. The event was attended by fathers, mothers, widows and daughters of the dead police officers from 33 regions of the Russian Federation.

Among those invited were the fathers of police senior sergeants Vladimir Gorskov and Kairat Rakhmetov, who on May 19 this year, while on a service trip in the Chechen Republic, took the fight and died in a combat with the attackers on the Church of the Archangel Michael in the city of Grozny. On October 29, President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin signed a decree awarding these policemen with Order of Courage, posthumously.

Chief of the MIA of Russia handed over state awards to the relatives of the heroes. The meeting participants honored the memory of all the dead police officers with a minute of silence.

Vladimir Kolokoltsev noted that the fight against crime was always associated with a risk to life: “This year, 37 employees died, and more than 1,300 were wounded. They fulfilled their service duty to the end and remained faithful to the Oath.”

The minister said that under the patronage of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia there were about 12,000 families raising more than 4,500 children and stressed that taking care of them had always been and would remain a matter of honor for those who continued their service today.

Every year, children from these families go on a wellness holiday, including holidays in the All-Russian centers “Orlyonok” and “Smena”, they are invited as well to Moscow for the New Year vacations. In the system of the Ministry there are Cadet corps and Suvorov military schools. Their pupils have the opportunity to enter departmental universities, continue family traditions and subsequently to faithfully and adequately serve the Motherland.

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The event at the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia was held on the eve of November 8, the Day of Remembrance of Officers of the Internal Affairs Bodies of the Russian Federation, which was established by the Order of the Minister of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation. Every year on this day the subdivisions of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia hold memorable events - meetings with relatives of the deceased officers, wreath-laying ceremonies at the memorials.

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