Russian police wants to equip stadiums with scanners
MOSCOW, November 23 - RAPSI. High-ranking police official Yuri Demidov has proposed equipping Russian stadiums with special scanners to check what fans bring to sports arenas, Izvestia daily reported.
Similar scanners have been installed at airports.
"We believe that this is the right time to bring in this measure. It has been effective in England," Yuri Demidov said at the meeting of the Russian Football Council at the House of Football.
Demidov said that the Interior Ministry is insisting on having a federal law adopted to ensure public order at Russian football stadiums and other sports facilities.
Today the council must make a decision on the incident at the recent Dynamo vs. Zenit football match when one of the goalkeepers was injured by a firecracker thrown from the crowd. The match between Dynamo and Zenit on November 17 was called off when fans began setting off firecrackers. Dynamo goalkeeper Anton Shunin is suffering from chemical burns to his cornea.
Demidov said that a total of nine individuals were detained as part of Shunin's case.
Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on his Facebook page that the incident was despicable and proposed to consider new measures for preventing a similar incident from occurring in the future.