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28 January 2005

Agence France Presse

MOSCOW — The Russian government decided to equip its mail carriers and their bosses with guns, the Interfax news agency reported. The guns, preferably revolvers, will be given to those who have to transport cash, the report said, without specifying how many weapons would be issued in all or when the program would begin. The decision must still be approved by the justice ministry, the report said. Without a viable bank checking system, prominent in the Western... (

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