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Russia

31 January 2005

RIA Novosti

MOSCOW — Under a government directive signed recently by Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Fradkov, the country's postal workers will be given the right to carry and use firearms. The government believes that this will ensure security for money that is to be delivered to people entitled to cash payments under the recent welfare overhaul, writes Novye Izvestia. According to official data, Russia has over 40,000 post offices, which means at least 100,000 postal workers... (GunPolicy.org)

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