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Horsing around! Putin shows off horse-riding skills during police regiment visit01:22

Horsing around! Putin shows off horse-riding skills during police regiment visit

Russian Federation, Moscow
March 7, 2019 at 15:42 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russian President Vladimir Putin 1st Operational Police Regiment of the Interior Ministry Main Department for Moscow on Thursday at the invitation of female mounted and tourist police officers on the eve of International Women’s Day.

Putin presented an Orlov Trotter to the regiment from the president’s stable and received a horseshoe in return for good luck.

“As we joke what women need to stay in good shape. Three elements - training apparatus, massager and an admirer,” the president quipped.

The President extended his greetings to the female police officers on International Women's Day and noted that the unit in which they serve is unique. There are more than 800 officers in the regiment, one-third of them women.

The 1st Operational Regiment was established to maintain order and public safety during major events and to patrol the city’s park belt on horseback, and also as a rapid deployment unit to deal with violations of public order by groups of people. The regiment comprises the 1st and 2nd Mounted Police Battalions and the 3rd Tourist Police Battalion.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin 1st Operational Police Regiment of the Interior Ministry Main Department for Moscow on Thursday at the invitation of female mounted and tourist police officers on the eve of International Women’s Day.

Putin presented an Orlov Trotter to the regiment from the president’s stable and received a horseshoe in return for good luck.

“As we joke what women need to stay in good shape. Three elements - training apparatus, massager and an admirer,” the president quipped.

The President extended his greetings to the female police officers on International Women's Day and noted that the unit in which they serve is unique. There are more than 800 officers in the regiment, one-third of them women.

The 1st Operational Regiment was established to maintain order and public safety during major events and to patrol the city’s park belt on horseback, and also as a rapid deployment unit to deal with violations of public order by groups of people. The regiment comprises the 1st and 2nd Mounted Police Battalions and the 3rd Tourist Police Battalion.