I started hearing about OMON before I ever saw them. I’d only been in Moscow a few weeks when a bar debate erupted over the authenticity of a YouTube clip purporting to capture an OMON deathblow. During an arrest an OMON officer had unleashed a series of strikes that left his victim crumpled on the ground.
Some said the person died of internal bleeding. Others doubted it. In any case, I made a mental note of the word: OMON. (more…)
May 18th, 2007 | Comments (1)