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15th Jun '15 12:36:57 PM MarkLungo
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->''Three prizes were awarded for the successes of officers of Traffic Inspection Dept. #18. The third prize is a signed photograph of UsefulNotes/VladimirPutin. The second prize is 100,000 rubles and a holiday in Sochi. The first prize is a portable stop sign.''
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->''Three ->''"Three prizes were awarded for the successes of officers of Traffic Inspection Dept. #18. The third prize is a signed photograph of UsefulNotes/VladimirPutin. The second prize is 100,000 rubles and a holiday in Sochi. The first prize is a portable stop sign.''"''

* Police (Politsiya). The source of the page name, recently renamed back from its Soviet name ''Militsiya''. It is part of the MVD (Ministry of Internal Affairs), a federal service which also deals with internal passports and registrations. All police officers have [[CommonRanks military-style ranks]] (that are nevertheless not considered true military ranks, unlike in the MoscowCentre, but form a separate chain of command known as Internal Service), from Sergeant all the way to General. Contains the following services:
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* Police (Politsiya). The source of the page name, recently renamed back from its Soviet name ''Militsiya''. It is part of the MVD (Ministry of Internal Affairs), a federal service which also deals with internal passports and registrations. All police officers have [[CommonRanks [[UsefulNotes/CommonRanks military-style ranks]] (that are nevertheless not considered true military ranks, unlike in the MoscowCentre, but form a separate chain of command known as Internal Service), from Sergeant all the way to General. Contains the following services:

* [[MoscowCentre FSB]] is sometimes tasked with handling the most high-profile crimes such as terrorism. [[InterserviceRivalry Hated by the police with a passion]].
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* [[MoscowCentre [[UsefulNotes/MoscowCentre FSB]] is sometimes tasked with handling the most high-profile crimes such as terrorism. [[InterserviceRivalry Hated by the police with a passion]].passion]]. ----
19th Jan '15 7:27:32 PM Elusivehawk
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-->''Three prizes were awarded for the successes of officers of Traffic Inspection Dept. #18. The third prize is a signed photograph of UsefulNotes/VladimirPutin. The second prize is 100,000 rubles and a holiday in Sochi. The first prize is a portable stop sign.'' -->-'''Russian joke'''.[[labelnote:Explanation]]A portable stop sign allows the officer to set it up in a hard-to-see place and collect fines - and thus bribes - from hapless motorists.[[/labelnote]]
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-->''Three %% This is how the quote formatting is suppose to look: One indent, then dialog, then two indents, then the source. Don't mess with it. ->''Three prizes were awarded for the successes of officers of Traffic Inspection Dept. #18. The third prize is a signed photograph of UsefulNotes/VladimirPutin. The second prize is 100,000 rubles and a holiday in Sochi. The first prize is a portable stop sign.'' -->-'''Russian -->--'''Russian joke'''.[[labelnote:Explanation]]A portable stop sign allows the officer to set it up in a hard-to-see place and collect fines - and thus bribes - from hapless motorists.[[/labelnote]]
21st Oct '14 10:14:08 AM aurora369
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100 rubles is a price of four bread loaves
-->''Three prizes were awarded for the successes of officers of Traffic Inspection Dept. #18. The third prize is a signed photograph of UsefulNotes/VladimirPutin. The second prize is 100 rubles and a holiday in Sochi. The first prize is a portable stop sign.''
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-->''Three prizes were awarded for the successes of officers of Traffic Inspection Dept. #18. The third prize is a signed photograph of UsefulNotes/VladimirPutin. The second prize is 100 100,000 rubles and a holiday in Sochi. The first prize is a portable stop sign.''
7th Sep '14 4:02:25 AM Achaemenid
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[[caption-width-right:205:A senior DPS inspector]]
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[[caption-width-right:205:A highly-competent senior DPS inspector]] inspector]] -->''Three prizes were awarded for the successes of officers of Traffic Inspection Dept. #18. The third prize is a signed photograph of UsefulNotes/VladimirPutin. The second prize is 100 rubles and a holiday in Sochi. The first prize is a portable stop sign.'' -->-'''Russian joke'''.[[labelnote:Explanation]]A portable stop sign allows the officer to set it up in a hard-to-see place and collect fines - and thus bribes - from hapless motorists.[[/labelnote]]

** PPS (Patrol and Post Service). Beat cops, uniformed police in cities. Stereotyped as extremely stupid and pettily corrupt. Wear ugly gray uniforms, however the Moscow metrocops recently (2013) received snazzy black uniforms. A popular joke virtually unchanged [[OlderThanYouThink from the Soviet times]] goes this:
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** PPS (Patrol and Post Service). Beat cops, uniformed police in cities. Stereotyped as extremely stupid and pettily corrupt.corrupt -the jury is out on whether or not the PPS consists of Russians too stupid to get a job flipping burgers or the other way round. Wear ugly gray uniforms, however the Moscow metrocops recently (2013) received snazzy black uniforms. A popular joke virtually unchanged [[OlderThanYouThink from the Soviet times]] goes this:
27th Jan '14 5:22:05 AM Achaemenid
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** OMON (Special Purpose Mobile Units). Riot police, infamous for suppressing rallies and demonstrations. Wear ugly urban camo uniforms, balaclavas and riot gear. They are also responsible for SWAT detachments (variously known as OMSN and SOBR, depending on the exact period), though it's pretty variable.
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** OMON (Special Purpose Mobile Units). Riot police, infamous for suppressing rallies and demonstrations. Wear ugly urban camo uniforms, balaclavas and riot gear. They are also responsible for SWAT detachments (variously known as OMSN and SOBR, depending on the exact period), though it's pretty variable. Often seen in Western newspapers roughing up gay-rights demonstrators, despite [[{{Irony}} having the word "HOMO" written on their backs.]][[note]]It's actually camera-flipped Cyrillic lettering, standing for Отряд мобильный особого назначения, but the serendipity is too damn good.[[/note]]
29th Aug '13 4:57:05 PM jeez
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[[caption-width-right:205:A fat DPS inspector]]
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[[caption-width-right:205:A fat senior DPS inspector]]
11th Jun '13 10:53:55 AM aurora369
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** OMON (Special Purpose Mobile Units). Riot police, infamous for suppressing rallies and demonstrations. Wear ugly urban camo uniforms, balaclavas and riot gear. They are also responsible for SWAT detachments, though it's pretty variable.
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** OMON (Special Purpose Mobile Units). Riot police, infamous for suppressing rallies and demonstrations. Wear ugly urban camo uniforms, balaclavas and riot gear. They are also responsible for SWAT detachments, detachments (variously known as OMSN and SOBR, depending on the exact period), though it's pretty variable.
11th Jun '13 10:47:42 AM aurora369
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** PPS (Patrol and Post Service). Beat cops, uniformed police in cities. Stereotyped as extremely stupid and pettily corrupt. Wear ugly gray uniforms. A popular joke virtually unchanged [[OlderThanYouThink from the Soviet times]] goes this:
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** PPS (Patrol and Post Service). Beat cops, uniformed police in cities. Stereotyped as extremely stupid and pettily corrupt. Wear ugly gray uniforms, however the Moscow metrocops recently (2013) received snazzy black uniforms. A popular joke virtually unchanged [[OlderThanYouThink from the Soviet times]] goes this:
24th Apr '13 7:02:46 AM Khathi
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* Police (Politsiya). The source of the page name, recently renamed back from its Soviet name ''Militsiya''. It is part of the MVD (Ministry of Internal Affairs), a federal service which also deals with internal passports and registrations. All police officers have [[CommonRanks military-style ranks]] (that are nevertheless not considered true military ranks, unlike in the MoscowCentre), from Sergeant all the way to General. Contains the following services: ** PPS (Patrol and Post Service). Beat cops, uniformed police in cities. Stereotyped as extremely stupid and pettily corrupt. Wear ugly gray uniforms.
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* Police (Politsiya). The source of the page name, recently renamed back from its Soviet name ''Militsiya''. It is part of the MVD (Ministry of Internal Affairs), a federal service which also deals with internal passports and registrations. All police officers have [[CommonRanks military-style ranks]] (that are nevertheless not considered true military ranks, unlike in the MoscowCentre), MoscowCentre, but form a separate chain of command known as Internal Service), from Sergeant all the way to General. Contains the following services: ** PPS (Patrol and Post Service). Beat cops, uniformed police in cities. Stereotyped as extremely stupid and pettily corrupt. Wear ugly gray uniforms. A popular joke virtually unchanged [[OlderThanYouThink from the Soviet times]] goes this: --> Two students on the tram are telling jokes. One says to another: --> Do you know why cops always go in threes? --> No. --> One knows how to read, another how to write and the third one is to watch these two dangerous intellectuals. --> They were then immediately stopped by a police patrol and are asked to produce the documents. The patrol commander checks the papers and says to his colleague: --> Vasya, write this down...

** GIBDD (State Inspection on Traffic Security), and its most well known subdivision DPS (Road Patrol Service). Traffic cops, the guys in charge of the speed traps on roads, hated by all motorists since even a barest trace of alcohol in your breath, resulting from random fermented foods and beverages, will land you in trouble with these guys, and also because the average Russian DrivesLikeCrazy. The non-DPS officers are mostly busy issuing driving licenses. Wear ugly blue uniforms. Also stereotyped as pettily corrupt and liking to collect fines into their own pockets. ** OMON (Special Purpose Mobile Units). Riot police, infamous for suppressing rallies and demonstrations. Wear ugly urban camo uniforms, balaclavas and riot gear.
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*** Precinct-based officers are widely stereotyped as [[PoliceAreUseless lazy]], [[CorruptCop corrupt]] and [[PoliceBrutality casually brutal]], because due to the way the police reporting in Russia works officers have little incentives for accepting complaints from population and opening the investigations that have little chance to succeed, but are nevertheless given the percentage quotas of the crimes to solve. Thus is the widespread practice of faking the (easily solvable) crimes and roughing up local hobos (or other people they don't like) into accepting blame for someone's else deeds. ** GIBDD (State Inspection on Traffic Security), and its most well known subdivision DPS (Road Patrol Service). Traffic cops, the guys in charge of the speed traps on roads, hated by all motorists since even a barest trace of alcohol in your breath, resulting from random fermented foods and beverages, will land you in trouble with these guys, and also because the average Russian DrivesLikeCrazy. The non-DPS officers are mostly busy issuing driving licenses. Wear ugly blue uniforms. Also stereotyped as pettily corrupt and liking to collect fines into their own pockets. pockets. Also, fat. ** OMON (Special Purpose Mobile Units). Riot police, infamous for suppressing rallies and demonstrations. Wear ugly urban camo uniforms, balaclavas and riot gear. They are also responsible for SWAT detachments, though it's pretty variable.

** Uchastkovy (Territorial police inspectors). The third most often seen cops in cities (after PPS and DPS), charged with keeping an eye on the population at their homes. In the country, these inspectors are the only police around, tasked with duties not unlike American sheriffs.
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** Uchastkovy (Territorial police inspectors). The third most often seen cops in cities (after PPS and DPS), charged with keeping an eye on the population at their homes. In the country, these inspectors are the only police around, tasked with duties not unlike American sheriffs. In the cities they are again based in precincts, which are divided into zones of responsibility for several of these officers. Are generally supposed to know all troublemakers in their beats, and often have large informant networks. Less frequently stereotyped as corrupt, but more often as [[PoliceAreUseless lazy and inefficient]].
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