Friday, August 6, 2010

Russian President Proposes to Rename Police

President Dmitri Medvedev proposed that the Russian word used to refer to the police be changed from “militsia” to “politsia,” which is the term that was used before 1917. After the Bolshevik revolution the new law enforcement bodies were named “militsia” to emphasize their (supposedly) popular nature and the difference with the Czarist police.

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