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Gaskell Russian Federation Local time: 01:55 Native speaker of: Russian PRO pts in category: 4
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Explanation: or Militsiya, to avoid a false friend, because in English, "militia" is generally understood as:
"1. An army composed of ordinary citizens rather than professional soldiers.
2. A military force that is not part of a regular army and is subject to call for service in an emergency.
3. The whole body of physically fit civilians eligible by law for military service."
Militsiya or militia (Russian: мили́ция; IPA: [mʲɪˈlʲit͡sɨjə], Belarusian: міліцыя, Kyrgyz: милиция, Lithuanian: milicija, Polish: milicja, Romanian: miliția, Slovene: milica , Tajik: милитсия, Ukrainian: міліція, Uzbek: militsiya or милиция), often confused with militia, is used as an official name of the civilian police in several former communist states. The term was used in the Soviet Union, the Eastern Bloc and the Warsaw Pact countries, as well as in the non-aligned SFR Yugoslavia, and it is still commonly used in some of the individual former Soviet republics and eastern Europe. (Wiki) http://www.thefreedictionary.com/militia