In most Western countries, public service maintenance of public order in the cities called the police.In our country, in 1917, they formed the people's workers and peasant militia who essentially were spontaneous armed militia designed to normalize the post-revolutionary situation.


The reform of the Interior Ministry in 2010 the current President Dmitry Medvedev was asked to rename the police to police.Sounded reason was the need for effective working professionals in this field.But the definition of "militia", according to Dmitry, reduces law enforcement officials to "vigilantes in uniform", which existed nearly a century ago. The concept of "police", according to the DAMedvedev, raises the bar of responsibility and discipline of law enforcement.

stressed that the concept of "police" should bring new professional ide
ology, would place at the heart of the rights and freedoms of citizens, protection of public order and combating crime.


63% of our population, according to opinion polls conducted in August 2010, opposed the renaming, the majority voted against noted that the organization of the name change will not affect.And 15% of respondents are pessimistic stated that the changes will only be for the worse. prospect of renaming the law enforcement agencies has caused a skeptical reaction and a flurry of criticism.

Many politicians and officials also spoke rather sharply about the law "On Police".They appealed to the fact that in the minds of citizens historically and culturally formed a negative connotation of the new name, which served as policemen of the Great Patriotic War, pre-revolutionary tsarist police, in itself, the expression "police state", etc.

separate subject for criticism steel costs "rebranding", because the replacement signs on buildings, stickers on cars, certificates, badges and renewal of property rights belonging to the police buildings and complexes treated in an impressive amount of national budget: nearly two billion rubles.

However, the answer to the question "Why?" Is understandable to the average Russian citizen.But the answer to the question "Why?" And remain unknown to the general public.