Homeless people in Moscow are about to be trained to counter terrorist activities and report any suspicious person or object to the authorities. There are estimated 13,000 homeless people in Moscow who will undergo these trainings. This project has been undertaken by Assistants and Patrons charity who believe the lifestyle of the homeless is conducive to counter terrorist activities.
Head of the charity Ilya Kuskov said in an interview, “A similar project was carried out recently in Tyumen. We found this idea of applying it to Moscow interesting.” The charity claims that this project will save the lives of the homeless and also those of countless other people. The training will be conducted in special shelters.
During the training, the homeless will be trained on identifying terrorist activities and different types of explosives. They will also be briefed on where they can report if they notice anything suspicious. They will be aided by legal professionals to help understand all terminologies related to the training.