The Police (formerly Militia) Squad of Special Purpose are the paramilitary units performing hazardous tasks in urban areas, including the seizure and liquidation of armed criminals, forced support of the city police patrols and roadblocks, insurance of law and order at public events, and neutralization of disturbances, including those happen as a result of emergencies, natural and manmade disasters.
These police units are also involved in ensuring order and security in the “hot spots” on the territory of Russia, and are used to prevent unauthorized actions and events.
Typically, compared with the conventional police, the units are armed better, and the officers are trained specially.
Vladivostok is the capital of Primorsky region and one of the largest cities of Russian Far East. Its population is about 700 000 people. Favorable location of Vladivostok makes it the “gateway of Russia to the APR countries”. It is a large transportation node of international sea routes and airlines. Founded as Russian outpost and marine fortress, Vladivostok has been a closed city. Vladivostok was officially opened for foreigners in 1992. Since this year Vladivostok has welcomed many people to share its culture and beauty.
In 2008 it was the city with the biggest number of cars in Russia, where for every thousand of people there were 566 cars.
There is a legend that on the bottom of the Golden Horn (the city bay) a lot of gold lies. It’s believed that this is Kolchak’s gold from his ship “Varyagin”, which sank there.
Russian Bridge in Vladivostok is 1,104 meters (3622 ft) long and has the highest pylons in the world – 324 m (1063 ft).
In the city of Vladivostok there are more than 45 bays and coves with beaches to suit all tastes.
Vladivostok is the final station of the Trans-Siberian Railway, the longest railway in the world. Its lengths is 9298.2 km (5777 miles) and it connects the center of Russia with the Far East.