Russian MAT seeks to hire snipers… “inexperienced”

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Russian law enforcement agencies have been launching an online recruitment campaign for weeks. since the beginning of the demonstrations in support of the Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny located in prison.

Police using violence suppressed demonstrations involving tens of thousands of supporters Navalni and which take place throughout the Russian territory from January to early February, after returning Nabal to Russia from Germany and sentenced to punishment two and a half years in prison.

Since then, the restoration forces have been conducting hundreds of listings for recruits on relevant job sites, such as, run by Headhunter Group, Avito and

The class restoration units known as OMON which are units of the Russian National Guard, who are taking part in all the protests throughout Russia, made advertisements for recruitment on the Headhunter 1607 times from January 24 to February 24. In the same period last year, they had made only 151 entries.

In the same month, Moscow’s main police unit, known as the Second Special Regiment, made 608 headhunter registrations, up from 11 in the same period last year.

«No experience requiredReported an ad for police snipers for the Second Special Regiment on the Headhunter website, with a monthly salary of up to 70,000 rubles (791.5 euros).

The ad first appeared on the Headhunter website on February 21 and was reposted 100 times in four days, the Headhunter press service told Reuters.

The Russian Interior Ministry did not respond when asked to comment. The press service of the Russian National Guard said that the publication of advertisements for recruitment is “normal”, without mentioning whether or not the number of advertisements has increased.

On the Avito website, the number of entries for recruitment in the classrooms made between January 26 and February 25 was by 3.7 times higher than the corresponding period last year, while the number of responses increased by 5.1 times, according to data provided by the company to Reuters.

Two OMON officials said by telephone that efforts were being made to recruit new staff. not related to the protests but to the need to fill vacancies when some leave looking for new opportunities. Eight officers from the Second Special Regiment confirmed that the advertising campaign was much larger than normal.

One even told Reuters that “we have a great recruitment guide”. Another officer said the intensive recruitment began after a decision was made about two years ago to increase staff.

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