More than 2,700 policemen were drafted to protect the public order in Chechnya (Russia's North Caucasian Republic) during the festivities timed to Knowledge Day, September 1st, that marks the beginning of the school year.
Knowledge Day was celebrated in 219 secondary schools. The festivities were attended by the heads of the cities' administrations, districts and settlements of the republic, the chiefs of the Provisional Interior Departments and the Operational Group of the Russian Interior Ministry.
No emergency situations and disturbances were registered during the festivities.
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