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MVD - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (780 words)
Created by Alexander I in 1802 in the process of government reforms to replace the aging colleges of Peter the Great, the MVD was one of the most powerful governmental bodies of the Empire, responsible for the police forces and Internal Guards and the supervision of gubernial administrations.
The NKVD was renamed the MVD of the Soviet Union, along with its former subordinate, the NKGB which became the MGB of the USSR.
The Russian MVD was recreated as the MVD of the Russian SFSR in 1990, following the restoration of the republican Council of Ministers and Supreme Soviet, and remained when Russia gained independence from the Soviet Union.
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The MVD's original role was anti-dissident suppression, the guarding of food stockpiles and large munitions and weapons caches.
The MVD can be told apart from regular Army soldiers by the the letters "BB" in Cyrillic, or "VV" which stand for Interior Army.
In addition, MVD special troops have been active in the former Baltic republics, and in the former Soviet republics of Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Armenia.
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