In Moscow more than 30 thousand law enforcement officers will ensure security during the new year holidays

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More than 30 thousand law enforcement officers will ensure security in places of celebrations during new year holidays, said the head of the Moscow Department of regional security and counteraction of corruption Vladimir Chernikov.

«There is an active work. We understand that from December 29 to January 2 will overlap in the city. The entire center becomes a festive area. A huge number of events will be held at city venues. We employ more than 30 thousand people in the security measures,» — said Chernikov reporters on Monday.

Earlier the mayor of Moscow, Sergei Sobyanin urged the law enforcement to provide security at the proper level during the Christmas holidays and the city festival «Journey to Christmas».

Festival «Journey to Christmas» will be held in Moscow for the sixth time from 14 December to 14 January, this year it will be dedicated to fairy tales and characters from popular books. On 74 sites you can watch ballets on ice, performances of Russian and European theaters, as well as to participate in workshops and sports.

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