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Medvedev wants secret services to be more techno-savvy

RIA Novosti

15:01 20/12/2010

MOSCOW, December 20 (RIA Novosti) - Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has urged the country's secret services to make more use of modern technology.

The equipment used by Russia's law enforcement agencies "should meet modern-day demands," Medvedev said on Monday, as Russia celebrates the state's secret police day.

The president said there were many "complex threats" in the modern world posed by quickly developing modern technology and communications.

"Of special importance will be measures to ensure security ahead of and during large-scale international events, such as the APEC summit in Vladivostok in 2012... and the Winter Olympics in Sochi in 2014," he added.

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