Tuesday, April 12 2016 17:50 EEST
A secret training of a brand new Russian National Guard for protest crackdown
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The video showing a secret training of a newly founded Russian National Guard, simulating a protest in Moscow, appeared on the Internet.

The video has been posted to the foundation website "Otkritaya Rossiya" (Open Russia), which is a socio-political online movement initiated by opposition Minister Mikhail Khodorkovsky.

The correspondent of the website "Otkritaya Rossiya" (Open Russia) has become an accidental witness of battle training nearby Lyuberets.

Hundreds of rebellious people, as well as police, soldiers, and internal troops imitated the protest crackdown. The video has clearly demonstrated the way National Guard is going to deal with mass protests.

On April 5, Russian President Vladimir Putin has announced the creation of the National Guard on the basis of the Internal troops.

However, Dmitry Peskov denied that the creation of such military force was related to elections in September. Some critics say Mr. Putin fears unrest.

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