Cossacks to Be Deployed to Guard World Soccer Cup, Government Buildings and Borders of Russia

October 18, 2016
Cossacks. Photo by Arseny Pavlishak/TASS

LIVE UPDATES: Dmitry Rogozin, vice premier for defense and space, has ordered Cossacks to guard Russia’s borders along with the Federal Security Service, RT reports.

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