Police - historically the name of protecting public order. The term "militia" in the meaning of "public order protection bodies" was originally derived from the establishment of the Provisional Government after the February Revolution replaced the "royal" police "militia" busy policing. In the future, the term "militia" was accepted by the Soviet government in Russia and spread in the territory, and the country fell into the sphere of influence of the Soviet Union. After the collapse of the Soviet Union and the socialist system many of the former socialist countries and the former Soviet republics was renamed the police back to the police:
* 1989 - Poland, Bulgaria
* 1990 - Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia
* 1992 - Kazakhstan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Moldova
* 2004 - Georgia
On March 1, 2011 the police will appear in Russia.