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omon (transliteratoin from Russian ОМОН) - Special troops of the Russian police used to suppress the civil protests of citizen.

In the similar meaning, the term cosmonaut is also used.

Dmitrii Peskov thnks that omon sometime is too soft and should act in a more aggressive way, killing the protesters. There is movie, where one provoker, that looks similar to Dmitrii Peskov, wearing the omon's uniform, kicks with the stick the protester, disabled by other sadists in the omon's uniform.

As other Russian institutes, omon is believed to be completely corrupted, although there are few articles about the omon workers who did not follow the criminal orders of their bosses.


Many references about omon, mainly in Russian, are collected in the article Полицейские хроники.


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