Source: Russian Federation Ministry of Internal Affairs in English
More than 900 first-year students, who successfully passed through a serious selection for admission to study and through initial training, have given the Oath of Fidelity to the country and its people. The event was attended by State Secretary – Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation Igor Zubov, Assistant to the Minister, Chairman of the Russian Council of Veterans of Internal Affairs Bodies and Internal Troops Colonel-General of Internal Service Ivan Shilov, Chief of the V. Ya. Kikot Moscow University of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia Lieutenant-General of Police Igor Kalinichenko, chiefs of divisions of the central office of the MIA of Russia and departmental educational organizations, veterans, relatives and friends of first-year students.
Igor Zubov congratulated the cadets on a significant event: “On behalf of the Minister of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation, General of the Police of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Aleksandrovich Kolokoltsev, and the entire multi-thousand team of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, I congratulate you, all the cadets standing in the ranks, with your admission to one of the most prestigious departmental universities in the country. You have the great honor to take the Oath in the year of the 300th anniversary of the Russian police. Today, giving the oath of fidelity to the people and the law, you assume the noble duties of protecting the security of the state, the responsibility for the fate of the country and the life of the people.”
The Chief of the V. Y. Kikot Moscow University of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia, Lieutenant-General of Police Igor Kalinichenko noted that after completing a course of initial vocational training, the cadets had already received their first knowledge of their future profession, learned the history and traditions of the internal affairs bodies, and learned the basics of law enforcement. And today they confirm their choice, the essence of which is their service to the people and the Fatherland.
People’s Artist of Russia Aleksandr Mikhailov addressed the audience with warm words, wishing cadets confidence in life and firmness in achieving their goals. He stressed that it was on the younger generation of law enforcers that the greatest hopes were placed.
The solemn event ended with the laying of flowers at the Eternal Flame and a solemn march.