icon bookmark-bicon bookmarkicon cameraicon checkicon chevron downicon chevron lefticon chevron righticon chevron upicon closeicon v-compressicon downloadicon editicon v-expandicon fbicon fileicon filtericon flag ruicon full chevron downicon full chevron lefticon full chevron righticon full chevron upicon gpicon insicon mailicon moveicon-musicicon mutedicon nomutedicon okicon v-pauseicon v-playicon searchicon shareicon sign inicon sign upicon stepbackicon stepforicon swipe downicon tagicon tagsicon tgicon trashicon twicon vkicon yticon wticon fm

Private security firms to have more responsibility

Russia's Parliament has passed a bill specifying the rights and obligations of private security firms operating in the country.

Private security guards are entitled to use force, so long as they do not breach a citizen's constitutional rights.

They are also obliged to report criminal and suspicious activity to the police.

The debate over private security firms heated up after an RT editor was shot in the leg at an upscale cafe in central Moscow.

She said that the cafe's staff – including its security guards – offered no help in calling the police or an ambulance.

Podcasts