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January 13, 2022, 16:07

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Photo by M. Mishin. Press Service of the Mayor and the Government of Moscow

Including thanks to the work of the prosecutor’s office in the capital, the number of murders has halved and robberies by eight times.

Sergei Sobyanin visited the Moscow prosecutor’s office and congratulated its employees on their professional holiday.

“I thank you for your work, for your professional, sensitive attitude to your work, your principled attitude, and I believe that the city authorities and the prosecutor’s office will always work together to restore order and ensure a normal life in accordance with the laws and the Constitution of the Russian Federation,” said the Mayor of Moscow .

He awarded Deputy City Prosecutor Yury Katasonov with a badge of distinction “For Services to Moscow”, and also handed letters of thanks from the Mayor of Moscow to the employees of the prosecutor’s office.

On January 12, the Russian prosecutor’s office celebrated its anniversary – 300 years since its creation. The history of the department dates back to the times of Peter the Great.

According to Sergei Sobyanin, for many years the prosecutor’s office has been the backbone of the entire system of fighting crime, protecting the rights and freedoms of citizens, observing the Constitution and federal laws. Its employees remained on guard of the law even in difficult times after the collapse of the Soviet Union.

“I am well aware of the role the prosecutor’s office played in counteracting rampant crime in the 1990s. In fact, it was the most professional and reliable anti-crime squad, the best law enforcement personnel and the best lawyers were concentrated there,” the Moscow Mayor recalled.

In the early 2000s, it was the prosecutor’s office that became one of the main pillars of the President of Russia in restoring constitutional order. After the reform, which balanced the powers between the Investigative Committee and the prosecutor’s office, employees focused on protecting the rights and freedoms of citizens.

“Over the past 10 years, the situation has seriously changed for the better. In Moscow, the number of murders decreased by half, robberies by eight times, burglaries by 14 times, and so on. This is a huge work of the entire law enforcement system, the socio-economic development of the city, but the role of the prosecutor’s office is, of course, of tremendous importance,” he added.

Moscow Prosecutor Denis Popov noted that today the fight against crimes in cyberspace is coming to the fore. “The pandemic caused by the spread of COVID-19 has made significant adjustments to our work. In such difficult conditions, we were able to quickly restructure our work, successfully implemented and actively use modern digital technologies,” he said.

Chairman of the Moscow City Duma Alexei Shaposhnikov, in turn, thanked the employees of the Moscow Prosecutor’s Office for fruitful cooperation with the deputies. “Together we solve the most important and most difficult tasks of improving city legislation, monitoring observance of the rights of Muscovites, combating corruption, and developing civil society,” he said.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation. Apologies should the grammar and or sentence structure not be perfect.

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