OMON

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OMON (Russian: ОМОН—Отряд мобильный особого назначения, Otryad Mobilniy Osobogo Naznacheniya, Special Purpose Mobile Unit) is a generic name for the system of special units of Politsiya (police) within the Russian and earlier the Soviet MVD (Ministry of Internal Affairs).

"The [OMON] unit was utilized in emergencies such as high-risk arrests, hostage crises, as well as in response to acts of terrorism."

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  • Rhea's Record indicated she was being detained by OMON forces.
  • MakhachkalaOMON is the youtube user that appears to be the source of the Kavkaz Center Video uploaded in June 2013:

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