The Ministerstvo Vnutrennikh Del ("Ministry of Internal Affairs"), or MVD, is the public law enforcement arm of the Russian government in contrast to the UGB secret police. While the UGB is Russia's primary intelligence service and secret police, the MVD is a domestic intelligence and counterintelligence service.
A major component of the MVD is the Vnutrennie Voiska ("Interior Army"), a military force that operates domestically and along the Russian borders to respond to serious public disturbances and threats to internal security. Both the Interior Army and the UGB Border Guard, and since the mid-2060s, the Red Army, have been engaged in the border conflict against Awakened "separatists" between Russia and Yakut.
The MVD also operates Russia's secret network of gulags across the country.
MVD's elite forces include Otryad Mobilny Osobogo Naznacheniya ("Special Purpose Mobility Unit"), or OMON, teams.
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