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"OMON" = full term, please?
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shfranke  Identity Verified
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Jul 12, 2005

Greetings... privyet vsemoo...

Western media refer to Russian armed security / paramilitary units operating in Chechnya with the acronym "OMON."

Apparently, the first two letter refer to "militia units/detachments" or "militia organizations."

Many thanks in advance if someone could kindly tell me what all of the OMON letters stand for and e-mail that information me at < mutarjm@aol.com >.

My other PC supports Cyrillic script, and the Russian words in PDF format would be most helpful.

Ochen' spasibo...

Regards,

Stephen H. Franke
(English Arabic,
Kurdish and Persian)
(Russian is too rusty to claim now)
San Pedro, California

(Using a borrowed laptop today, July 12, 2005)


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Natalie  Identity Verified
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Hi Stephen Jul 12, 2005

ОМОН is an abbreviation for отряд милиции особого назначения; something like Special Police Units or Special Police Forces.
Probably somebody will suggest a better translation.

Natalia

P.S. Militia, of course
P.P.S. Sorry, cannot email you a PDF at the moment because I have uninstalled everything (including Acrobat) in my computer while doing some "summer cleaning". But you may change the encoding in your browser for Win1251 (Cyrillic Windows) and you will see the the above Russian words properly



[Edited at 2005-07-13 07:45]


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Oleksandr Artyukov
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riot police Jul 13, 2005

ОМОН - отряд милиции специального назначения (спецназ). Части российской милиции, созданные для выполнения особо сложных задач (борьба с организованной преступностью, предотвращение массовых беспорядков, задержание вооруженных преступников и т.п.).
http://www.prison.org/nravy/dictionary/o.htm

Полномочия ОМОНа гораздо шире, чем подавление беспорядков на улицах. Но в какой то мере, riot police отражает этот термин, т.к. ОМОН также как и riot police имеет специальное оснащение - щит, каска, дубинка.


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Nikolai Muraviev  Identity Verified
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Поправлю коллегу... Jul 13, 2005

Oleksandr Artyukov wrote:

ОМОН - отряд милиции специального назначения (спецназ). Части


Отряд Милиции Особого Назначения = ОМОН


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shfranke  Identity Verified
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Many thanks for your kindness in replying with that excellent and complete answer, Regards, Stephen Jul 13, 2005

Nikolai Muraviev wrote:

Oleksandr Artyukov wrote:

ОМОН - отряд милиции специального назначения (спецназ). Части


Отряд Милиции Особого Назначения = ОМОН


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shfranke  Identity Verified
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Dorogaay Natalie, Many thanks for your kind reply with that excellent and complete answer, Jul 13, 2005

Natalie wrote:

ОМОН is an abbreviation for отряд милиции особого назначения; something like Special Police Units or Special Police Forces.
Probably somebody will suggest a better translation.

Natalia

P.S. Militia, of course
P.P.S. Sorry, cannot email you a PDF at the moment because I have uninstalled everything (including Acrobat) in my computer while doing some "summer cleaning". But you may change the encoding in your browser for Win1251 (Cyrillic Windows) and you will the the above Russian words properly



[Edited at 2005-07-12 22:27]


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