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Russian Interior Ministry Structured to Make People Work "dishonestly" - MP

Nov 25 (Interfax) - Reforming the Russian Interior Ministry is simply not possible, MP Andrei Makarov, a member of the pro-Kremlin United Russia party's general council told Interfax on Wednesday.

"It is impossible to modernize or to reform the Interior Ministry today.

It can only be liquidated," Makarov said.

"The way this system is structured allows it only to kill any decency in people, making them work dishonestly," the Duma deputy said.

The Russian Interior Ministry should halve the current police force, Makarov said.

"Our police service has the largest number of employees per capita than any civilized country in the world.

We can say absolutely painlessly that our police staff will be at least halved in size.

Society and human rights activists should help purge the police of dishonest officers," he added.



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