"Putin forms new Russian security force answerable to him
Russian Guard may be used to put down election protests later this year
The Kremlin is creating a new internal security force that answers directly to Russian President Vladimir Putin
the new force will be capable of putting down the kind of mass protests that arose following allegations of voting violations in the last such polls in 2011.
“This is really about upcoming elections and the possibility of mass unrest,” said Boris Volodarsky, a former Russian military intelligence officer."