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Medvedev urges creation of mobile communications for special services

RIA Novosti

17:21 01/10/2010 GORKI, October 1 (RIA Novosti) - President Dmitry Medvedev has set Russia's security agencies the task of creating a reliable modern system for confidential mobile communications, the secretary of the Russian Security Council said Friday.

"We will work on this, and I hope such communications will appear soon: we have already done some groundwork," Nikolai Patrushev told journalists after a Security Council meeting.

Patrushev explained that he meant mobile phones on which confidential conversations could be held from any point on the Earth.

"And the talk cannot be intercepted," said Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov, who delivered a report at the meeting.

Patrushev said currently available systems are too bulky.

He said an interdepartmental commission would be set up to coordinate work to create the system.

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