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Russia: Security tightened for Sochi Olympics

Russian Federation, Sochi
February 5, 2014 at 18:38 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russia: Security tightened for Sochi Olympics

Security measures have been tightened around the city of Sochi ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics which start Friday, February 7.

In total, 40,000 security personnel have been deployed to secure the city including 800 members of the Kuban Cossack military unit and the cream of Moscow's police cavalry who will patrol the streets 24/7 to ensure a safe and secure games.

The Russian Navy and the Coast Guard service have implemented a security zone in the marine area of Sochi, where all unapproved vessels are prohibited from entering until March 21. The Russian Navy provided at least two Grachonok-class counter-sabotage vessels and a range of small boats in addition to other small crafts provided by the Russian Federal Security Service, the Federal Protective Service, the police and the emergency ministry. Sochi's main railway station has also been put under 24/7 surveillance to monitor the tens of thousands of people expected to hit the city over the following weeks.

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Russia: Security tightened for Sochi Olympics

Security measures have been tightened around the city of Sochi ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics which start Friday, February 7.

In total, 40,000 security personnel have been deployed to secure the city including 800 members of the Kuban Cossack military unit and the cream of Moscow's police cavalry who will patrol the streets 24/7 to ensure a safe and secure games.

The Russian Navy and the Coast Guard service have implemented a security zone in the marine area of Sochi, where all unapproved vessels are prohibited from entering until March 21. The Russian Navy provided at least two Grachonok-class counter-sabotage vessels and a range of small boats in addition to other small crafts provided by the Russian Federal Security Service, the Federal Protective Service, the police and the emergency ministry. Sochi's main railway station has also been put under 24/7 surveillance to monitor the tens of thousands of people expected to hit the city over the following weeks.

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