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Dmitry Medvedev checked out public security at Vnukovo Airport

February 11, 2011, Vnukovo Airport, Moscow

The President saw how checks at the entrance to the airport are performed, looked over the waiting area and the control zone through which passengers must pass on their way to the departure gates, and the arrivals area.

The airport’s director said that recently opened new facilities had made it possible to reduce the ratio of people to available space and thus keep better control over the situation.

Mr Medvedev ended his inspection by visiting the airport’s police station.

The President instructed the Interior Ministry to overhaul the way police operates at transport facilities and increase the number of officers there. Implementation of the Presidential instructions on beefing up transport security will be examined at a special meeting in mid-February.

Dmitry Medvedev stressed that regional governors, together with the presidential plenipotentiary envoys to the federal districts, must carry out similar inspections at the main infrastructure facilities in their regions.

During his inspection of the airport President Medvedev was accompanied by Interior Minister Rashid Nurgaliyev, Director of the Federal Security Service Alexander Bortnikov, and Transport Minister Igor Levitin.

February 11, 2011, Vnukovo Airport, Moscow